Based on our law firm's longstanding in-house expertise in health care, and with our focus on the needs of middle market companies, McElroy Deutsch lawyers are uniquely qualified to represent firms in those two market segments, as either buyers or sellers, in private equity transactions. Our attorneys also represent private equity firms in transactions involving health care and middle market companies.
Health Care Industry: Among the most active markets in private equity, health care provides attractive investment opportunities for funds capable of navigating the industry’s complex regulatory landscape. To successfully structure and complete transactions and to maximize value, investors, lenders and health care companies require legal counsel who can help them address key health regulatory issues; who can communicate effectively with regulators and counsel on the other side of the table; and who can bring a deal to closure in a cost-effective, timely manner. McElroy Deutsch private equity lawyers deliver on all those objectives.
Middle Market Companies: A greater number of emerging companies – across all industry segments – are seeking strategic growth alternatives through private equity transactions, rather than going public. Unlike most large, well-established businesses, these middle market companies are often entrepreneurial in nature, and led by founders who have unique aspirations and demanding timetables. These growth companies, and the private equity firms that invest in them, require legal counsel with industry-specific expertise who are flexible, creative, and capable of structuring and negotiating transactions that are of long-term benefit to all parties.
For both the health care and middle market segments, our private equity lawyers advise clients and their portfolio companies on the full range of investment and financing activities, including growth investments and buy-and-build strategies, control, non-control and minority investments, buy-outs and recapitalizations, auction processes, strategic dispositions, exit strategies, bankruptcy, out-of-court restructurings and workouts.
Our lawyers also serve as general counsel for portfolio companies, advising on major transactions and day-to-day legal matters and providing efficiency and continuity for platform acquisitions, bolt-on transactions, operational and compliance issues, and sales.