Stradling’s private equity team prides itself on efficient representation of private equity investors, and companies obtaining liquidity in transactions with private equity funds. Our shareholders have represented private equity funds through all phases of the business cycle.
Stradling’s internal resources provide full service on private equity transactions. Our professionals in debt finance, tax, intellectual property, restructuring, healthcare regulatory, real estate, environmental and other specialty areas have each been involved in dozens of transactions.
Investors in the middle market often grapple with highly competitive auctions, complex transaction structures, and difficult legal due diligence issues, frequently within the same transactions. Stradling’s lawyers are the fund’s partner in attacking the difficult challenges that crop up between the first indication of interest to the wire transfers hitting the bank.
Once an investment is complete, funds look to Stradling to represent their portfolio companies as general counsel, leveraging the firm’s 40+ years as go-to counsel for middle market companies. Our debt finance team can also address the financing requirements of those companies.
Fund compliance is a Stradling specialty area, providing support in addressing issues that arise in SEC audits and investigations, as well as heading off problems revealed by mock audits.
Additionally, Stradling’s experience pays dividends in sales of portfolio companies. A sophisticated approach can help multiple bidders stay engaged in the process, teaming with the fund’s internal resources and external advisors to ensure a positive outcome. When the public markets provide an exit opportunity, our team completes multiple offerings for clients every year.