Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Venture Capital


Federal and state securities laws related to private equity financing, fund formation and investment adviser regulations are extremely complex and constantly changing. In this challenging environment, McGrath North offers broad experience representing early stage  and established businesses on a full range of private equity and venture capital transactions. We also represent fund sponsors and investors in organizing funds, raising capital and making investments. Our practical-solutions approach to regulatory issues, together with our in-depth knowledge of corporate finance transactions, allows us to tailor an integrated package of private equity and venture capital services to meet the individual legal and business needs of our clients.

Representative private equity, hedge fund and venture capital matters our attorneys have handled include representation of:

  • Representation of a private equity group in the acquisition of an aggregates manufacturing and distribution business for approximately $40 million.  McGrath North has represented the operating company since the acquisition, and is currently advising on a possible exit transaction.
  • Representation of a $150 million hedge fund in multiple private placements of LP units, multiple private investments and investment adviser registrations with the SEC and related securities compliance matters.
  • Representation of a private equity fund in the $60 million acquisition of a majority equity interest in a branded foods business from the founder.
  • Representation of a private equity group in the divestiture of a home products electronics business for approximately $90 million.
  • Representation of a newly formed hedge fund in connection with a $10 million private placement transaction.
  • Representation of a venture capital group in a $50 million Series B equity raise to fund strategic acquisitions.
  • Representation of a private equity group in the divestiture of a branded clothing business through an auction process for approximately $10 million.
  • Representation of a private equity group in the $10 million acquisition of a healthcare clinic operation.
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