Mayer Brown has an active and highly regarded Private Equity practice. Our team of private equity lawyers has extensive experience in the formulation of innovative strategies for structuring domestic and cross-border negotiated acquisitions of, and investments in, private and publicly held companies, unsolicited acquisitions, going private transactions and strategic spin-off transactions. Our private equity lawyers work collaboratively across our various offices with other Mayer Brown lawyers to draw upon our highly regarded experience in the areas of finance, domestic and international tax and structuring, labor and ERISA, real estate, antitrust, intellectual property and other concentrated areas, as appropriate, to help our clients assess the target company's value and properly structure innovative, market-sensitive transactions. Our Tax practice, in particular, is recognized as a leader in creating and designing tax-efficient, cross-border acquisition structures for our private equity clients.
We pride ourselves on forging long-term relationships with private equity sponsors and venture capital firms that begin with fund formation and continue throughout their investment activities and exit strategies. We make the effort to understand our private equity clients' businesses and investment objectives, and include lawyers with industry-specific experience on our deal teams, so that we can tailor pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
Mayer Brown's breadth and depth of experience with private equity transactions in the Americas, Asia and Europe sets our firm apart from most other law firms. We act for all types of private equity funds and their sponsors, regardless of the geographic or industry focus, including infrastructure funds, pledge funds, venture capital funds, captive funds, funds of funds, secondary funds and debt and mezzanine funds. We also advise lenders and other financial institutions involved in private equity transactions in connection with leveraged acquisitions, as well as management teams and portfolio companies. Our practice experience includes a broad array of transactions, including management and leveraged buyouts, going private transactions, private investments in public companies, angel and venture capital investments, follow-on acquisitions and all forms of exit transactions, including auction and negotiated sales, recapitalizations and IPOs. Whatever the preferred means of exit, we have the necessary experience to provide the best advice to enhance the position.