Our market-leading private capital practice combines legal and commercial expertise with deep sector knowledge, ensuring success in the most complex cross-border deals and structured transactions.
Freshfields covers the full range of private capital investments, secondaries and fund manager transactions bringing new and creative solutions to the complex legal challenges our clients face.
We advise across the debt and equity capital structure in all asset classes, including private equity, infrastructure, natural resources, real estate and capital solutions, and provide unparalleled guidance on growth and late-stage venture capital.
We advise our private capital clients on the opportunities and challenges they face as multi-product asset managers.
Recent client successes
Advising Schenck Process Group on the $730M sale to Hillenbrand of its food and performance materials business.
Advising Blackstone and Sixth Street on the sale of Kensington Mortgages to Barclays.
Advising CVC Capital Partners VIII on the acquisition of Unilever Teas for €4.5bn.
Advising Hellman & Friedman on an investment agreement with zooplus, one of Europe’s biggest online pet supplies retailers.
The deal involved one of the most complex P2Ps in Germany, with close media scrutiny of competitive bidding, EQT launching a competing bid, then subsequently a team-up between H&F and EQT (a first in Germany).
Advising Cinven, KKR and Providence in their consortium investment relating to a €3bn voluntary public bid for the entire share capital of MásMóvil Ibercom.
Awards & Recognitions
Most Influential Private Equity Lawyers 2023 – Charles Hayes and Arend von Riegen, Private Equity International
Mergerlinks 2023 Rising Stars: Top 30 young lawyers for UK PE deals – Richard Johnson and Alastair Brown
Rising Stars: Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Private Equity Lawyers 2023 – Alastair Brown
Dealmaker of the Year 2023, The American Lawyer – Paul Tiger
The Deal's Top Women in Dealmaking 2023 – Andrea Basham and Jenny Hochenberg
MCCA Rising Stars 2022 – Paul Humphreys