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Private Equity

Managing legal complexity to create real value.

Private equity investing is driven by unlocking potential. This requires solutions that are commercially minded while cutting through legal and regulatory complexity. Deal experience is key.

As private equity continues to grow across all markets and sectors, new opportunities and evolving investment models demand pragmatic and solution-oriented legal advice at a fast pace.

Legal expertise spanning the whole investment cycle and beyond

We provide our clients with in-depth expertise of the legal and regulatory topics surrounding private equity, spanning the whole investment cycle and beyond. The Bär & Karrer private equity team has broad expertise not only in leading complex domestic and cross-border transactions but also in setting up investment structures as well as advising funds and portfolio companies across a wide range of sectors and industries on an ongoing basis.

Fully integrated private equity practice

We advise clients on all matters relating to private equity investments with a focus on sell-side and buy-side transactions ranging from small to large cap. Our clients include international and domestic investment firms, venture capital firms, family offices, institutional investors, sovereign funds, founders and managers.

General areas of the Bär & Karrer private equity practice include:

  • Corporate auction processes
  • Co-investment structures
  • Management buy-outs
  • Management participation and general employment matters
  • Take private transactions
  • IPOs and trade sale exits
  • Acquisition financing
  • Tax structuring
  • Fund regulation and further regulatory matters

Praised for delivering the best service possible.

Legal 500 2017

Very quick turnover and great availability.

Client in IFLR1000 2021

Very much in the details but still keeps big picture in mind.

Client in IFLR1000 2021

Very pragmatic and hands on, clear communication, extremely responsive and very good value for money.

Client in IFLR1000 2021

Smart and efficient

Client in IFLR1000 2021

The quality is impressive in every way.

Chambers Europe 2018

The lawyers are used to working with clients who like quick turnarounds.

Client in Chambers Europe 2016

A top class practice with a dynamic and highly intelligent approach.

Legal 500 2018

The team is very consistent, extremely responsive, solution-oriented and experienced.

Chambers Europe 2017

Praised for delivering the best service possible.

Legal 500 2017

Very quick turnover and great availability.

Client in IFLR1000 2021

Ranked in Tier 1 by Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500

Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500

Ranked in Tier 1 by Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500

Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500

Ranked in Tier 1 by Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500

Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500

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