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Private Equity & Venture Capital

Recognised fund specialists in private equity & venture capital

Representing private equity managers and investment funds throughout CEE

Together with widespread and increasing opportunities for investments in the CEE/SEE region, funds also face a number of challenges such as an increased level of regulation and the constant pressure of investment performance.

You benefit from our experience: Our specialists have worked with many of the major private equity managers and investment funds across CEE/SEE and are deeply familiar with the private equity business model. Working under tight deadlines, we have the know-how to help you best facilitate a full range of transactions; from your venture capital investment to the largest and most complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

As recognised funds specialists, you profit from our timely, pragmatic and innovative advice throughout every stage of the investment cycle, from fund formation and initial fundraising, to day-to-day fund management and operation, through to successful exit.

What others say about us

“The team is frequently sought out by Austrian and international private equity funds, particularly in relation to transactions involving CEE jurisdictions.”

– Chambers Global

What makes our team the best law firm for you?

Our regional, integrated firm offers distinct advantages, spanning the full spectrum of legal services.

  • An established international law firm with 60+ years of experience in Austria and CEE/SEE
  • A fully integrated, single team of 340 locally-qualified lawyers in 13 countries and offices
  • Collaboration and innovation across multidisciplinary teams and offices
  • Excellent client satisfaction – responsive, client-oriented, and consistent
  • Experience with complex and cross-border matters covering the full spectrum of legal services
  • Knowledge and expertise to add value to deals across industries

Trusted experts with proven track record in complex venture capital and private equity investments

Funds Regulatory

Managing a fund? Our team can assist you with fund structuring, establishment and marketing, operational management, mergers of funds and fund management companies, filing and reporting requirements and the passporting of UCITS-compliant funds. A core focus of our team is also the AIFMD and its implementation in the EU Member States of our region.

M&A

You can rely on our M&A specialists for all kinds of M&A advice. As part of our clients’ deal teams we help to facilitate and negotiate transactions, and execute complex financings, strategic partnerships, leveraged buyouts, cross-border M&A, carve-out transactions, IPOs and trade sale exits.

Portfolio Management

If you plan to invest in a regulated industry sector, you can rely on our regulatory lawyers for support. We can guide you through investments in highly regulated sectors such as financial services, energy, TMT and life sciences. You also benefit from our wide experience in advising clients in underperforming and distressed situations, including complex litigation cases.

Fund Lending

Need advice regarding lending activities? Our finance specialists regularly advise funds in connection with their lending activities from acquisition financing and recapitalisations to working capital financing, mezzanine financing and bridge loans across the CEE/SEE region

Get in touch

When you need an international team with extensive experience, Wolf Theiss is your right partner to support your business goals through profound legal practice.