Nixon Peabody's Private Equity Practice Ranks Highly in Annual Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Survey

April 04, 2013

Firm's Private Equity Practice Named Industry Leader for 9th Year

Chief Communications Officer
Allison McClain

Boston, MA. For the 9th consecutive year, Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst has recognized Nixon Peabody LLP among the top law firms in the private equity industry. In the recently released guide to the most active firms, Nixon Peabody ranked the 4th Most Active Law Firm for the formation of, and investment in, private equity funds (332 funds). Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst also ranked Nixon Peabody as the 14th Most Active Law Firm in the United States for private equity and venture capital transactions (232 transactions).

“We continue to be very pleased to successfully represent a vibrant group of institutional investors on their fund investments and secondary transactions, and to see the continued growth of the general partner side of our funds formation practice—especially with regard to advising on the successful launch of a number of emerging manager funds,” said John Koeppel, partner in Nixon Peabody’s Private Equity Funds practice. 

“We saw a healthy balance of middle market deal flow in core verticals this year: food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, life sciences, renewable energy and technology” said David Martland, co-head of Nixon Peabody’s Private Equity Transactions practice. “This is a testament to the strength of our platform in the middle market,” added Philip Taub, co-head of the Private Equity Transactions practice.

Nixon Peabody is one of the leading firms in the world advising institutional investors, private equity funds, and portfolio companies. The firm has a full-service platform offering advice across the spectrum of issues that can arise in the context of private equity investing, including:

  • Fund formation and investments: counseling general partners and limited partners in connection with fund structures, management issues, investments in new funds, and secondary sales
  • Transactions: representing sponsors in buyouts, minority investments, growth equity, recapitalizations, distressed acquisitions, and portfolio investment activities
  • Litigation: advising funds and managers in a variety of challenges, ranging from risk management to control contests to liquidation

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