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Private Equity

Private Equity

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Advising clients for more than 30 years, we know every inch of the private equity legal terrain - our longstanding partner team has shaped much of it.

Ogier's dedicated Private Equity team understands the legal and administrative issues that arise across the full private equity life cycle.

We provide a full service offering to private equity sponsors, their advisers and intermediary law firms, advising on private equity fund formation, venture capital funds, capital raising, subsequent closings, financings, downstream transactions, wind down, and fund manager relocations.  

Regularly working on big ticket and complex cross-border transactions, we are a "go-to" firm for this type of work and have been involved in some of the most noteworthy private equity deals in our jurisdictions, which include the leading global centres for private equity – BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg.

Our award-winning team brings together leading lawyers from across our core services, who work closely with professionals from our corporate and regulatory services to help clients navigate the evolving legal and regulatory requirements in the private equity space.

Whether we are advising the world's largest private equity firms or start-up sponsors launching their first fund structure, we pride ourselves on delivering technical expertise and commercial solutions.

Private equity fund formation and capital raising
  • Advising on private equity deal structures and fund formation, including offshore fund formation
  • Capital raising
  • Advising on, and forming, co-investment vehicles, AIVs, parallel funds, employee incentive schemes
  • Side letter negotiation
  • Advising on ongoing fund operation, including regulatory compliance
  • Advising on LP interest transfers
  • AML and AEOI advisory services, preparation of requisite compliance manuals
  • Establishing and advising management and advisory structures including GPs, special limited partners, carry vehicles and employee participation vehicles
  • Advice in relation to economic substance and AIFMD considerations
  • LP advisory services
  • Advising on term extensions, wind-down and termination
Private equity finance
  • Advice in relation to subscription credit and capital call facilities
  • Advice in relation to hybrid and net asset value credit facilities
  • Advice in connection with guarantees and other indebtedness incurred by funds, including guarantees and credit support offered in support of loans made to portfolio companies
  • Advice in connection with general partner or management lines of credit, including assignments of management fee income
  • Advice in relation to the listing of private equity investments
  • Acting as sponsor in respect of listing notes on The International Stock Exchange (TISE), Cayman Stock Exchange (CSX) and the Luxembourg Bourse Euro MTF market to take advantage of Eurobond exemption
  • Advising on borrowing and guaranteeing provisions in fund constitutional documents as well as ability to grant security
  • Advising financial institutions and private equity sponsors on leveraged buyout and acquisition financing transactions
Downstream corporate advisory - acquisitions
  • Acquisitions and disposals made by private equity funds, including the structuring of vehicles for these purposes
  • Establishment, structuring and regulation of corporate acquisition stack structures
  • Acquisitions and disposals of real estate by private equity real estate funds
  • Investment and shareholder agreements, bespoke articles of association and completion mechanics, including dealing with management interests (roll ups) and equity funding
  • Existing or new employee incentive plans
  • Registered office and corporate administration services
Downstream corporate advisory - exit phase
  • Exit of investments through IPOs on all international stock exchanges, including LSE, NYSE, NASDAQ, Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Euronext
  • Sale processes including population of data rooms and preparation of vendor due diligence reports
  • Advice in relation to shareholder and investor disputes
  • Unfair prejudice and derivative/double-derivative actions
  • Advice in relation to, and assisting, activist shareholders
  • Claims against fund service providers including directors, managers, investment advisors, custodians and auditors
Restructuring and insolvency
  • Restructuring advice to creditors, shareholders and other stakeholders of distressed funds and portfolio companies
  • Advice in relation to enforcement options for creditors
  • Advice to insolvency office holders, directors and shareholders of distressed funds and portfolio companies
Private wealth services
  • Family unit trusts
  • Family partnerships
  • Wills and codicils
  • BVI VISTA trusts
  • Cayman STAR trusts
  • Charitable and non-charitable purpose trusts
  • Employee benefit trusts and pensions
  • Family offices
  • Guernsey and Jersey Foundations Private trust companies
  • Trust and ancillary deeds Trust disputes
Relocations and local legal services
  • Corporate immigrations
  • High-value residency
  • Immigration
  • Employment law
  • Competition law
  • Property services
Sustainable investment and private equity
  • Market benchmarking
  • Regulatory scan
  • Fund's impact strategy and approach
  • Investment sourcing and impact diligence
  • Impact portfolio monitoring and management
  • Impact report drafting
Corporate services
  • Independent directors
  • AEOI services (including FATCA and CRS)
  • AML Officers (Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), Deputy MLRO (DMLRO) and AML Compliance Officer (AMLCO))
  • AML online training, covering the required training modules relating to anti-money laundering, countering terrorist financing, and countering proliferation financing (AML/CTF/CPF)
  • Board support services, comprising full company secretarial and board support services, to reduce the administrative burdens of conducting board meetings for clients
  • Economic substance solutions to assist clients in meeting their regulatory obligations
  • Registered office services, ensuring all statutory requirements are met across jurisdictions

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Private Equity

"Phenomenal knowledge of both the law and the intricacies of the private equity industry. Always the best"

Legal 500, 2023

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