Private Equity

CW partner with private equity and venture capital investors across all aspects of the investment cycle, from drafting and negotiating partnership agreements and structuring funds to undertaking platform acquisitions, restructurings and exit transactions. CW’s deep experience – drawing insights and pragmatic strategies from multiple industries and jurisdictions – uniquely CW to provide our clients with a game changing combination of attention and responsiveness and tailored execution. We anticipate and address issues early on, appropriately balance necessary controls for risk management with the need to get the deal done, and provide clear communications with our clients for them to make informed decisions.

CW do not simply advise, we partner.

Strategic Phased Approach

Each facet of private equity — be it fundraising, portfolio management or exits — has its own specialized considerations. For this reason, we have team members focusing predominantly on specific phases of the private equity investment cycle. This focus enables us to apply our resources consistently and cost-effectively while keeping our client’s goals squarely in sight.

We help clients strike the right balance between managing risk and getting the deal done, with an eye toward maximizing the value measures our clients care about most: money, time and risk mitigation. Our comprehensive approach and deep industry and business perspective strengthen the services we bring to private equity, which include:



• Fund structure, terms, and documentation;
• Partnership agreements and documents;
• Structuring and implementing governance arrangements;
• Tax structure;
• Transaction financing;
• Regulatory issues


• Due-diligence and operational risk assessments;
• Merger & Acquisition services;
• Intellectual Property audit and diligence;
• Employment and equity compensation;
• Immigration issues;
• Regulatory considerations


• IPO;
• Corporate Restructuring;
• Exit strategies;
• Divestitures

Portfolio General Counsel Services

CW is uniquely positioned to provide value to private equity clients, by aligning and applying strategies and driven results in providing General Counsel services for the portfolio companies. CW has years of direct inhouse legal experience working in inhouse legal teams, including up to General Counsel level, across multiple industries.