King & Spalding

King & Spalding's private equity practice consists of more than 150 lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The group is well-versed in fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, securities offerings, tax and restructuring, and offers deep industry experience in areas such as energy and infrastructure, real estate, healthcare and life sciences, business services and technology and telecommunications. The team represents sellers, purchasers, target companies and financial advisors in all types of domestic and international private equity transactions, including acquisitions of stock and assets, divestitures of stock and assets, tender offers, leveraged buy-outs, hostile takeover defenses, proxy contests, corporate governance advice, joint ventures/strategic alliances, initial public offerings and distressed M&A transactions.