Private Equity

The credit crisis of 2008, it was claimed by many, would be the death of private equity. After all, access to financing was the life blood of the sector. In the ensuing recession, many companies heavily reliant on private equity threatened to fall by the wayside.

But private equity proved to be highly resilient and the sector demonstrated an astute ability to find new ways to get the private equity model back on its feet. In reality, since those sombre days of 2009 private equity dealer activity and related leveraged finance have witnessed strong growth.

Excellent reputation
NautaDutilh's Private Equity group enjoys an excellent reputation. Our private equity practices are found in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, London and New York. With cross border transactions we work in tandem with the top-tier foreign firms, offering first class private equity capabilities.

Specialist know-how and experience
Our clients benefit from the breadth and depth of our specialist know-how and experience in all forms of private equity transactions. This includes buy-outs (LBO, MBO), public-to-private transactions, PIPEs, exits via IPOs or private transactions along with fund structuring and financing. Our highly regarded specialists in leveraged finance, tax, notarial services and fund structuring work closely together in our Private Equity team.

Cross border and high-end domestic transactions
NautaDutilh is frequently involved in important cross-border and high-end domestic transactions. We act for investors, financiers, vendors and management of private equity funds and off shore based investment institutions, in particular mezzanine, private equity, and property investment funds.

In addition, we support a number of highly experienced distressed debt investors in debt for equity and other restructuring scenarios, as well as in takeovers of distressed portfolio companies and investment and financing portfolios. In our start-up and venture capital practice we work closely together with our industry teams, in particular the life sciences and high tech teams.

Outlook on the Benelux Private Equity, Venture Capital and Leveraged Finance market
On 23 April 2014, NautaDutilh published an interim report on market expectations in the Benelux Private Equity, Venture Capital and Leveraged Finance market. Read more about the report.