Private Equity

Better Deals Your Goal, Our Passion

Our practical knowledge of the operations and business strategies of non-public companies, both privately owned and portfolio companies of private equity firms, provides us with a value-based perspective when it comes to the infusion of outside capital.

We act pragmatically. We address both the strategic and tactical issues surrounding acquisitions and portfolio company management. We see the whole picture, and we act accordingly.

Our goal is not solely to get the deal done, but to develop a strong, go-forward relationship.

It’s our deep experience on both sides of the deal (not solely with funds) that provides clients with far more than a transactional attitude, increasing the likelihood of a successful negotiation as well as long-term value to the resulting partnership.


Our Private Equity/Venture Capital practice has successfully negotiated deals for:

  • Privately held companies looking for outside capital to enter new markets and/or speed growth
  • Funds, portfolio companies and high net worth individuals looking to invest at any stage and level
  • Minority and majority investors, including angels and super angels


  • Acquisitions and Add-On Transactions
  • Investment Transactions
  • Portfolio Company Representation
  • Dispositions
  • Fund Formation


Our depth of experience acting as outside general counsel for the full range of business types in a wide range of industries provides us with an unparalleled understanding of low to mid-middle market companies, their investors, and that which constitutes a successful deal.

In short: we understand privately held companies, and we know the deal types and dealmakers in this space.

What we bring to every deal:

  • A “general counsel” perspective to capital infusion
  • In-depth operating knowledge to help both sides realize the business goals of the investment
  • An investment of our time and resources to ensure we deliver practical, targeted counsel
  • Time management planning to create a cost-effective approach to providing appropriate service for critical issues and routine functions
  • A higher level of attention, since privately held companies rarely get a second chance to get it right
January 1, 1970

January 1, 1970

January 1, 1970

500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

Phone: 312-606-3200 Fax: 312-606-3232
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