Private Equity and Venture Capital

Stevens & Lee represents venture capital, leveraged buyout and other private equity funds, together with their sponsors, in connection with formation, capital-raising and investment transactions. Our fund clients include those targeting specific industry and market segments or specializing in providing a certain type of capital, including early stage and growth capital. We represent these funds in negotiating, structuring and documenting investment transactions of all types, including senior debt, mezzanine and equity (both minority and control investments), as well as exits from those investments.

We also represent companies seeking capital at various stages of the capital raising process, including emerging growth and other companies. Our company clients include those in the technology, communications, life sciences, health care and financial services industries, among others, and vary in size from emerging businesses to large publicly traded companies. Our lawyers possess broad experience in assisting clients from the first round of financing through initial public offering, merger, acquisition or other exit transaction.