Private Capital

Latham's market-leading team of dedicated specialists advises private capital investors in structuring, evaluating, committing capital to, managing, and realizing the myriad of investment opportunities across global markets and industries.

Why Latham

Latham leverages the firm's top-tier strength in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to seamlessly advise market participants on complex domestic and cross-border private capital transactions, including buyouts, carve-outs, asset M&A, activist transactions, venture capital investments, capital raising, front-end direct lending and leveraged finance, corporate reorganizations, restructurings and insolvencies, distressed investing and special situations, PIPE transactions, preferred equity and convertible debt, asset-backed securitisations and financings, infrastructure financings, and project finance.

With a comprehensive view across different investment strategies, Latham’s lawyers advise clients on all aspects of their business in deploying private capital, from fund formation, fundraising, and regulatory matters to analyzing, structuring, and executing transactions and portfolio management. The video below explains more.

Our global multidisciplinary team works with private capital investors across all liquid and illiquid asset classes, including:

  • Direct lending
  • Restructuring and special situations
  • Private equity
  • Structured credit
  • Real estate
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Hedge funds
  • Venture capital

Our Experience

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Named Pan-European Legal Advisor of the Year - April 28, 2022
  • Latham’s Banking Practice Leads 2021 League Tables - February 27, 2022
  • Three Partners Named Top Women in Dealmaking - January 26, 2021
  • Alfred Xue Named Rising Star - November 03, 2020

Sources say, “They are a very strong player in the market” with “substantial global reach.” 

Chambers Global 2020

Media Coverage

Rising Star: Latham's Nicole FanjulRising Star: Latham & Watkins' Ted DillmanLatham's Kelly Provides Fresh Perspective


Latham & Watkins Publishes Latest Edition of Private Capital InsightsLatham & Watkins Advises Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. on Take Private of Hemisphere Media Group by Portfolio Asset Gato Investments LPLatham & Watkins Advises Varagon Capital Partners and Ares Capital Management on Financing to Support CapVest Partners’ Acquisition of Second Nature Brands

Thought Leadership

Private Capital Insights - Spring 2022The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – SpainThe Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – United Kingdom