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How To Be A Trusted Atty In The Age Of The PE Add-On

Law360 (April 12, 2019, 1:14 PM EDT) -- The private equity industry’s increasing proclivity for add-on acquisitions enables firms to pump up the value of portfolio companies ahead of an eventual exit, but such deals require delicate legal maneuvering on issues like financing and which employees of a target will be retained.

Private equity firms are most well-known for making platform investments, which are typically larger deals that give them ownership of foundational assets in a given industry. But in recent years, as the PE industry’s pile of dry powder has continued to rise and the number of competing buyers for platform companies has swelled, it has become more...

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