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Private Equity

Vinson & Elkins counsels sophisticated private equity funds in their most complex transactions. Our broad private equity client base consists of many of the world's leading private equity funds, including buyout, growth, debt/special situations, and venture capital funds. V&E’s Private Equity team leverages the firm’s global footprint across major financial centers to execute our private equity clients’ most important deals. The firm ranked among the top 10 in Private Equity Buyouts in The American Lawyer’s Corporate Scorecard in each of the last two years (2017 and 2016).

Comprehensive Private Equity Capabilities

 V&E lawyers complete transactions in many different industries, including:

  • Chemicals
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing and Industrials
  • Maritime and Offshore
  • Mining and Metals
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and Logistics

V&E represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a broad range of transactions in every phase of the investment life cycle, including:

  • Investment fund structuring
  • Acquisitions, investments, and dispositions
  • Leveraged buyouts and going private transactions
  • Carve-outs 
  • Line of equity commitments
  • Mezzanine finance
  • Distressed investments
  • Joint ventures
  • Exits, including IPOs

The Private Equity team seamlessly integrates with the firm's leading Capital Markets and Finance practices, helping our clients efficiently access both public and private sources of debt and equity capital. V&E clients also benefit from access to our other internationally recognized specialty practices, such as Tax, Regulatory, and Environmental.

Energy Private Equity Innovator

V&E has a  world-class reputation in energy and is a leader in energy private equity. The firm represents many leading energy-focused private equity sponsors and generalist buyout firms on their energy investments. V&E’s Private Equity lawyers pioneered the line of equity commitment structure in the energy space, and have been involved in some of the most complex, high-value leveraged buyouts in the industry. The firm consistently ranks at the top of Mergermarket’s league tables for global energy private equity transactions by both volume and value.

Practice Highlights

  • Riverstone Holdings in its $5.2 billion take-private of Talen Energy Corporation, one of the largest independent power producers in the U.S. with a portfolio of power plants totaling approximately 16,000 MW, and associated debt financings
  • Double Eagle Energy Permian in its $2.8 billion sale of certain undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the core of the Midland Basin to Parsley Energy
  • TPG Pace Energy Holdings, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company and affiliate of TPG, in the $2.66 billion acquisition of oil and gas assets from EnerVest
  • Blackstone in the $2 billion acquisition of Eagle Claw Midstream Ventures from EnCap Flatrock Midstream
  • Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board in its $1 billion equity commitment to Encino Acquisition Partners, a company focused on U.S. oil and gas acquisition opportunities
  • Pharos Capital Group in its acquisition of Employee Benefit Solutions, a provider of employee benefit and wellness products for employers
  • Vision Source, a Brazos Private Equity Partners portfolio company, in the sale of the company, North America’s largest service network of independent optometrists, to Essilor, a manufacturer of optical lenses