Private Equity


Private Equity

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Stevens & Lee/Griffin provides a full range of services for private equity clients. We work with all types of private equity groups, including early stage venture capital funds, later stage growth capital funds, buy-out funds, mezzanine debt funds and distressed debt funds. We also work with limited partners, general partners, fund of funds and, once funds are established, their portfolio companies.

Our integrated multidisciplinary platform provides value to our clients

Our multidisciplinary platform of professionals offers a wide range of services to private equity clients. These include a full range of legal services through Stevens & Lee, one of the 200 largest law firms in the country, and investment banking services, placement agent services and secondary and co-investment advisory services through Griffin Financial Group. Among our professionals are two former private equity group principals and a former CIO of alternative investments at a large insurance company.

Legal Services

Stevens & Lee lawyers represent private equity groups and their portfolio companies in a wide range of fund formation, capital deployment and transactional matters. We have significant experience with all facets of private equity fund capital structure and work with issuers in connection with middle-market secured/unsecured, syndicated/non-syndicated senior loans, including ABLs, mezzanine investments, preferred/common equity investments and M&A transactions.

We extensively represent lenders, investors and issuers/borrowers in all types of debt/equity capital raise transactions. Our lawyers are skilled in the preparation of offering materials and fund documentation that reflect market and best practices in the industry while our experienced tax and securities lawyers set up the most efficient structure and ensure compliance with applicable securities laws.

Services we provide include:

  • Fund Formation
  • Fund Investment
  • Fund Investment Exit and Re-deployment
  • Financial Restructuring

For a detailed description of the legal services we provide to private equity funds and portfolio companies, please visit

Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Accounting

Griffin Financial Group is a FINRA-licensed investment bank which offers experienced fundraising services as placement agent for outstanding private equity general partners, especially emerging managers and small to mid-sized funds. Our principals have a solid track record of successful assignments and an established network of relationships in the global private equity limited partner community. We also have an active practice in private equity secondary asset investment banking and co-investment financing advisory.

Griffin provides a full range of services (General Partners, Limited Partners):

  • Fund placement
  • Secondary advisory
  • Co-investment financing

Griffin also provides the following investment banking services to private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies:

  • Investment banking portfolio company divestiture services, including the management of the sales process
  • Buy-side investment banking services to assist fund managers and portfolio company managers in identifying and acquiring companies that are synergistic with existing portfolio companies
  • Initiating, structuring and negotiating financial restructurings and recapitalization transactions at all levels of the capital structure

For more information on the services offered by Griffin Financial Group, visit