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Private capital

Our market-leading private capital practice combines legal and commercial expertise with deep sector knowledge, ensuring success in the most complex cross-border deals and structured transactions.  

Freshfields covers the full range of private capital investments, secondaries and fund manager transactions bringing new and creative solutions to the complex legal challenges our clients face.

We advise across the debt and equity capital structure in all asset classes, including private equity, infrastructure, natural resources, real estate and capital solutions, and provide unparalleled guidance on growth and late-stage venture capital.

We advise our private capital clients on the opportunities and challenges they face as multi-product asset managers.  

Recent client successes

The deal involved one of the most complex P2Ps in Germany, with close media scrutiny of competitive bidding, EQT launching a competing bid, then subsequently a team-up between H&F and EQT (a first in Germany). 

Awards & Recognitions

Most Influential Private Equity Lawyers 2023 – Charles Hayes and Arend von Riegen, Private Equity International

Mergerlinks 2023 Rising Stars: Top 30 young lawyers for UK PE deals – Richard Johnson and Alastair Brown

Rising Stars: Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Private Equity Lawyers 2023 – Alastair Brown

Dealmaker of the Year 2023, The American Lawyer – Paul Tiger

The Deal's Top Women in Dealmaking 2023 – Andrea Basham and Jenny Hochenberg

MCCA Rising Stars 2022 – Paul Humphreys 

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