Private Equity

Latham advises the world’s leading private equity firms through the full spectrum of transactions from initial investment through to exit.

Why Latham

We help our private equity clients and their portfolio companies maximize value time and again, annually steering more than 500 deals representing more than half a trillion US dollars — including many global and regional “deals of the year.” 

Drawing on global market-leading experience, we bring together strength in fund formation, private equity finance, M&A, and capital markets to deliver seamless and responsive support to private equity clients at every stage of a fund’s life cycle. Our global platform and work on sophisticated cross-border carve-outs, tax-free spinoffs, and multi-billion-dollar going-private transactions equip us to execute any transaction anywhere in the world. We cut through a thicket of complex global regulatory environments and decode the jargon of the most dynamic industries to help our clients get any deal done. 

We have worked with many of our private equity clients for decades, growing together and innovating as a team. Whether industry-focused, growth equity, large cap, or middle market, we work to fully understand each fund’s strategy and anticipate the needs of our clients. This experience also affords us a broad view of the market and the trends that we help shape through the breadth of our work.

Awards & Rankings


  • Three Latham Partners Named Among Los Angeles Market Leaders - May 16, 2022
  • Latin Lawyer Recognizes Latham for Advising on Two Deals of the Year - May 11, 2022
  • Latham Partner and Associate Named to Black Women in Asset Management’s 40 Under 40 List - May 10, 2022
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media Team Shines in Variety's 2022 Legal Impact Report - April 28, 2022
  • Latham Named Pan-European Legal Advisor of the Year - April 28, 2022

Latham is known for its “top-tier private equity practice with deeply experienced teams in the UK, Europe and the USA” supported by a sizeable presence in Asia.

Chambers Global 2020


Webcast – 2020 Vision: The Year Ahead in US Oil and Gas M&A

Media Coverage

Mergers & Acquisitions Group of the Year: LathamTax Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsBlack Leaders Worth Watching: Jennifer M. Kent


Latham Advises ArcLight in its Acquisition and Financing of a 25% Interest in the Gulf Coast Express PipelineLatham Advises Capital D on Sale of QmeeThree Latham Partners Named Among Los Angeles Market Leaders

Thought Leadership

Delaware Court Addresses Claims Arising From Hackers’ Theft of Merger ConsiderationPE Goes to Hollywood Rising Regulation of Fintech Innovation — Implications for PE Investments

Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – PE Views: Could PE Benefit From the Universal Adoption of “Super Senior” RCFs in Leveraged Financings?Podcast – PE Views: How are ESG Regulatory Reforms and Investor Focus Shaping the Market?Private Equity and Healthcare: Enforcement Trends and Investor Risk