Clients find our value focused approach a refreshing choice, especially for private equity funds seeking alternative representation for a portion of their legal needs. In particular, our clients find we provide:

  • Senior legal leadership heavily involved in each mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transaction
  • Midwest-based rate structure
  • Expertise with lower middle-market companies

Fredrikson offers a comprehensive approach to deal management, with the depth and breadth to handle multiple transactions simultaneously. Our attorneys work with fund clients to identify and understand the fund’s key assumptions about the business thus enabling us to negotiate and draft acquisition documents that underscore and protect the basic assumptions and investment thesis.

For lawyers in Fredrikson’s Private Equity Group, understanding the client’s investment strategy and philosophy is the key to delivering quality legal services. We understand that the life cycle of a private equity investment is unique. From sourcing and evaluation, through acquisition and operations to exit, we know transactions do not start with a letter of intent and evaluations of potential portfolio companies are not limited to legal issues.

Private Equity & Venture Capital Services offered include:

  • Acquisitions of portfolio companies
  • Acquisition of add-on companies
  • Acquisition debt financings
  • Management team representation
  • Sales of portfolio companies
  • Minority owner representation
  • Recapitalizations
  • Representation of operating companies
  • Review and negotiation of limited partnership (LP) investments
  • Secondary sales and transfers of LP interests
  • Fund formation


Clients value our focus on getting deals closed in a timely and efficient manner within a relatively low rate structure as well as the level of experience and efficiency we bring to private equity transactions of all sizes.

Our experience includes:

  • Representation of local private equity funds and over a dozen national private equity clients
  • Regular exposure to leading national senior lenders
  • Sponsor funding activity with local senior lenders
  • Both national and local mezzanine lenders experience
  • Extensive sell-side experience with a number of national funds across the country


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