Skip to Main Content
Capabilities / Private Equity

Private Equity

Partnering with financial sponsors and portfolio companies.

Husch Blackwell’s Private Equity (PE) team routinely works with funds and their portfolio companies, providing legal advice on practically all areas relevant to their operations, including corporate transactions, regulatory compliance, intellectual property matters, data privacy issues, employee benefits and executive compensation, and litigation, among other areas of law. We also represent companies that are the targets of PE buyouts.

Our team has experience across the investment life cycle and with companies of all sizes and from various industries. We regularly handle all types of transactions relevant to the PE industry including control transactions, minority investments, recapitalizations and the sale of businesses in private-to-private transactions in the secondary PE market. 

We frequently represent operating companies in a variety of industries in sales to PE. Our attorneys work as integrated teams, drawing on targeted industry knowledge from across the full spectrum of practice areas, to proactively spot opportunities and implement optimal solutions for companies involved in transactions.

We recognize that PE funds face business challenges that require comprehensive solutions, often going beyond mere legal advice. We are deeply ingrained in the investment and business communities across our national footprint. Our network helps enable clients to expand geographies and includes sources for acquisition targets that are ready for sale and those that are pursuing growth.

Representative Experience

  • Represented family-owned Environmental Dynamics International as seller’s counsel in a leveraged buyout transaction with Nexom, via financial sponsors Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and XPV Water Partners.
  • Represented data security company PKWARE in connection with sale to private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners.
  • Represented Dot Family Holdings in its complex purchase of Omni Cable Corp.
  • Represented CFB Venture Fund and B12 in the purchase of the assets of Bloom, Inc., a company engaged in the design, manufacturing and sale of gears, winches and similar products. We formed a new holding company (Entegra) to act as the parent company for this and future acquisitions for a platform in the industry.
  • Represented Green Peak, a St. Louis-based thematically focused private equity firm, in the acquisition of Plattin Creek Excavating, LLC. Green Peak utilized Plattin as the centerpiece of its new infrastructure venture, GPCP Critical Infrastructure Platform, LLC.
  • Represented Wincove Private Holdings, LP, in its acquisition of Fortbrand Services, LLC, a leading provider of maintenance and support equipment to the aviation industry. Our client led the recapitalization of this business in December 2019, partnering with existing management and a seasoned industry executive.
  • Represented Gateway Bobcat, LLC, a St. Louis-based dealership that sells and rents Bobcat and Doosan industrial equipment, in its sale via leveraged buyout to Brightstar Capital Partners, LP, and its new industrial dealership and services platform company, InfraServe US, LLC.
  • Represents Wisconsin Super Angels fund in connection with its fund formation and go-forward operating matters, as well as several of its portfolio companies.
  • Represents Novel Growth Partners in connection with its fund formation, investment and operating matters.
  • Represents Arbel Growth Partners from startup through target investment, with focus on food and beverage industry. 
  • Represents Five Elms Capital on all phases of portfolio company investments and dispositions. 
  • Counseled Royal Street Ventures on fund formation and investment matters.
  • Counseled Level Equity on numerous investments in, and dispositions of, technology companies.
  • Assisted private investment group in acquiring 100+ fast-food franchise locations in North Carolina and Florida from a family-owned business.

Stay updated.

Subscribe to receive Husch Blackwell’s news and insights.

Select your preferences