Venture Capital and Private Equity

Our Practice

Snell & Wilmer is a private equity and venture capital law firm whose Venture Capital and Private Equity Practice covers multiple aspects of the transactional arena involving public and private companies, including the structuring and execution of majority buyouts and minority investments, acquisitions (including buy- and sell-side deals, as well as negotiated and auction deals), financings (including 144A transactions and PIPEs), going-private transactions, and spin-off transactions.

Snell & Wilmer's venture capital and private equity attorneys advise both domestic and international funds, including venture capital, private equity, hedge, mezzanine, real estate opportunity, fund-of-funds, exchange, and other private investment funds.

Our venture capital attorneys and private equity attorneys have the depth and breadth of resources and requisite skill sets to complement our transactional attorneys. For example, a venture capital or private equity transaction can involve a comprehensive due diligence investigation of the target company. Snell & Wilmer can draw upon experience and full service capabilities of exceptional attorneys in the areas of intellectual property, tax, real estate, environmental, labor and ERISA law, and other specialized areas as appropriate to help the client both assess the target company's value and properly structure the transaction.

Our Attorneys

Snell & Wilmer is a private equity and venture capital law firm whose transactional lawyers combine deep legal skills with business acumen to identify problems and solve them in a sensible and efficient manner. Whether we are representing a venture capital fund making an early stage investment or a private equity fund leading a management buyout of a later-stage company or a seed-stage company contemplating accepting private capital for the first time, our approach is uniform - we anticipate our client's needs and respond in a proactive, competent and responsive manner, with a sense of urgency that reflects the value Snell & Wilmer places on client relationships. In addition, through our attorneys' deep involvement in the venture capital and private equity community, we have facilitated many transactions between our clients and financing sources, or portfolio company targets.

The firm's team based approach to providing its clients with exceptional service draws on the diverse skills of our merger and acquisition, securities, corporate governance, banking, tax, benefits, employment, real estate, environmental and intellectual property lawyers located in our various offices throughout the Southwest.

Our Clients

Our client base consists of many top venture capital and private equity funds located throughout the regions in which we practice.