What PE's Intensified Focus On The IT Sector Means For Attys

Law360 (March 15, 2018, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Private equity players are increasingly seeking to capitalize on the blossoming information technology sector, which has historically been primarily a target of venture capital, meaning PE attorneys can expect to be tasked with more work focused on IT fundraising and dealmaking and the unique legal issues that can arise.

The presence of PE buyout funds focused on IT investments started growing significantly in 2012 and 2013 and made a huge jump in 2017, with 16 such funds closing worth nearly $40 billion in total, according to data from research firm Preqin. Compare that with the figures from 2011, when just two...

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