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CMS has a long-standing and close relationship with the private equity industry across Europe, meaning that we are well positioned to provide advice on a broad range of transactions. We have built a solid reputation for advising on a high volume of deals in recent years, particularly in the high-end transactions and the mid-cap market.

Interdisciplinary, Cross-Border Approach

The CMS Private Equity Practice Group solves interdisciplinary or cross-border problems via teams of lawyers from the countries involved who have the legal expertise needed for the transaction concerned. In this way, we can offer you a comprehensive service with teams of experienced people during every phase of a transaction – from acquisition and financing through to reorganisation, refinancing and finally the exit. Our legal services include:
• Letter of intent and legal due diligence
• Confidentiality agreement
• Investment and shareholders agreement
• Corporate restructuring
• Acquisition financing
• High yield offering
• Employee stock options
• Portfolio management
• Exit strategies
• Management buy-outs and buy-ins
• Initial public offerings
• Dual track procedures
• Senior and mezzanine debt financing
• Legal aspects of structuring and marketing venture capital funds (both offshore and onshore)
• Use of limited partnerships

Key Contacts

Julien Leclère
CMS DeBacker
Managing Partner

Vivian Walry
CMS DeBacker
Partner