Private Equity

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The Private Equity Group at Torkin Manes represents parties throughout the private equity industry, from funds, limited partners and co-investors to target companies and lenders. Our practice includes advising on the entire life cycle of private equity, from fund formation and structuring, negotiating acquisitions and co-investment arrangements, to advising on exit strategies.  We provide strategic advice at each stage of a transaction and drive innovative investment structures and industry trends. Our Private Equity team works collaboratively with lawyers across all specialty areas within the firm such as tax, banking & financial services, securities, commercial real estate and employment, amongst others, to provide our clients with a comprehensive, full service offering for all of their needs. In addition, we routinely work closely and in conjunction with leading law firms in the U.S. and overseas.

We understand the business of the target companies of private equity firms as well as the industries and contexts in which they operate, including particular regulatory regimes, industry dynamics and capital structures. As active participants in the private equity industry, we are able to advise our clients on key trends and issues, mitigate risk and apply innovative strategies to acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other transactions.

We represent our private equity clients in all aspects of their business, including:

  • Buy-out Investments
  • Acquisitions, add-ons and corporate consolidations
  • Consortium and Joint Venture Investments
  • Auctions
  • Liquidity Events
  • Distressed Opportunities
  • Fund Formation and Fund Investment
  • Senior, Mezzanine and Other Financing
  • Management Compensation and Incentive Plan Arrangements

The members of our Private Equity team are entrepreneurial and business-minded lawyers who advocate for our clients at every turn to achieve the best outcome possible and to consistently and efficiently provide high quality deliverables along with world class service.

Publications & Presentations


Renewables in Ontario - Small stay FIT; Large to Compete

Global Renewable News, Volume 4 - Issue 19, October 2013