Dechert LLP

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity Department

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M&A: Our M&A team advises buyers, sellers and advisers in complex commercial transactions. We focus on structuring successful deals, ensuring speed-to-market execution and protecting our clients’ interests in all phases of a transaction.

Dechert combines extensive industry knowledge with the deep expertise of the firm’s antitrust, tax, environmental, bankruptcy and employee benefits lawyers. We also handle private and public, domestic and cross-border, negotiated and hostile transactions worldwide.

Private Equity: Our global private equity group advises on all phases of the investment life cycle. Ranked among the “most active law firms” for fund formation and fund investments by Private Equity Analyst, Dechert focuses on accomplishing successful exits, structuring funds for efficiency and good governance, executing fund investments that maximize value and handling transactions that enhance portfolio companies. 

In Philadelphia, we represent institutional investors, including private and charitable foundations, pension trusts, and corporate venture funds in connection with their numerous investments in private equity funds. Our cross-functional team understands issues unique to our clients, such as auction strategies, “club” deal arrangements and deal terms, and is committed to helping fund sponsor clients maximize their investments. We also assist portfolio companies with add-on acquisitions, joint ventures and public and private financings.