Private Equity & Venture Capital | Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Our Private Equity and Venture Capital practice group advises clients on the full spectrum of private equity and venture capital transactions – from initial investment through to exit.

Our expertise

Pestalozzi’s Private Equity and Venture Capital experts regularly represent and advise financial investors and strategic investors, portfolio companies, start-ups, entrepreneurs, founders and management teams on the whole range of private equity and venture capital transactions.

Our Private Equity and Venture Capital team has in-depth knowledge and expertise in a broad range of key industries, including life sciences (biotech, pharmaceuticals, medtech, nutrition) and healthcare, information and communications technology (ICT) and software, digital marketing, e-commerce and online business, retail and consumer services, industrials and engineering as well as finance, insurance and fintech. We work closely together with our specialists across all practice areas, including Corporate/M&A, Financial Services, IP&TMT, Tax, Employment and Competition.

By combining our legal know-how and deep industry experience in various business sectors, we offer comprehensive and pragmatic advice, helping our clients to efficiently navigate through all stages of the investment life cycle.

Our services

Our services include:

  • M&A auction processes
  • Investment and financing rounds (including all types of equity and debt financing, due diligence reviews, investment and shareholder agreements, negotiations with business angels, venture capital investors and strategic partners)
  • Management buy-outs
  • Management participation and general employment law matters (management participation plans, stock options, phantom stock, etc.)
  • IPOs and trade sale exits
  • Public to private transactions
  • Acquisition financing
  • Tax structuring and advice on legal structures and governance matters
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