Private Equity & Venture Capital

Our Private Equity and Venture Capital team has broad experience representing both private equity (including growth equity) and venture capital funds, as well as emerging and other private companies and family offices.  We advise clients with all aspects of the private equity and venture capital relationship, including:

  • Developing, negotiating and structuring private equity and venture capital investments, from the perspective of the investor, the company and the management team
  • Related financing transactions (both equity and debt)
  • Growth capital and minority investments
  • Tax structuring and planning
  • Fund formation
  • Equity and compensation arrangements for management
  • Mezzanine and second lien financing
  • International structuring
  • Advising investors, founders, management and portfolio companies in connection with board and officer fiduciary duties
  • Planning for ultimate liquidity events
  • Advising hedge funds making venture capital and private equity investments via side pocket arrangements

Finn Dixon & Herling was the only firm named by Chambers USA 2018 to its top tier, “Band 1”, for Corporate/M&A law firms in Connecticut. We have been in the top tier for sixteen straight years. We bring a wealth of experience in representing private equity and venture capital funds and emerging companies and other private companies to each transaction, enabling us to provide solutions to structuring issues, careful attention to the key details affecting these transactions and prompt execution. Our commitment to understanding the client's business, strategic plan and objectives enables us to render value-added, solution oriented advice.

Our broad experience in private equity and venture capital transactions allows us to stay on top of developments in market terms and ensures that we anticipate issues and solutions to facilitate cost-efficient and prompt execution.

Representative Clients

Capital Partners
Florida Capital Partners
GarMark Partners
Gridiron Capital
Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners
L Catterton
Oak HC/FT Partners
RFE Investment Partners
Sagard Capital Partners
Saugatuck Capital Company
Southfield Capital Advisors, LLC
Union Capital Corporation

A number of recent Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions in which our firm has been lead counsel are listed in Recent Transactions.