In addition to control transactions, Mayer Brown’s private equity team regularly represents our private equity clients in connection with minority or growth investments. Unlike control transactions, minority and growth investments present a host of unique issues related to the control of the portfolio investment, stockholder and minority investor protections and rights, confidentiality and the process and timing of exit transactions. Particularly in instances where the portfolio investment is not otherwise sponsored by a private equity fund or other financial investor, the company founder or management may be dealing with these issues for the first time.
Mayer Brown’s private equity team has a long history of assisting private equity, venture capital and other investors in connection with minority and growth investments. We seek to assist our clients in identifying the unique issues that may arise in their specific investment and aim to provide our clients with practical business-oriented solutions to these unique issues.