Thompson Coburn’s experience representing start-up and emerging companies and their investors across a wide range of industries enables our attorneys to provide seasoned and practical advice to entrepreneurs and financing sources alike.
The firm represents professional private equity and venture capital firms, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals in their private equity investments. Such investments range from preferred stock to convertible debt financings with the purpose of bridging the portfolio company to its next equity or debt financing. In addition, Thompson Coburn attorneys counsel clients on structuring private equity investments and are experienced in handling delicate situations, including control issues among management investors and family members, litigation matters and working with distressed companies.
We have assisted private equity firms and venture capital firms in forming and syndicating their funds and have helped them structure, negotiate and document investments in their portfolio companies. We also have worked with our institutional investor clients in the review and evaluation of the terms of potential investments in such funds.
In addition, we have represented numerous clients in analyzing how to work with and obtain investment monies from private equity and venture capital firms. We also have negotiated the sale of our clients to private equity and venture capital firms. We have the depth and breadth of legal experience that an emerging business needs in its day-to-day operations, including employment and consulting agreements, intellectual property protection, stock option and other employee equity incentive plans, product and supply purchase and sale agreements, distribution and licensing arrangements, joint ventures and other strategic partnering agreements.
Areas of Emphasis:
• Forming and creating funds
• Representing portfolio companies
• Capital formation
• Mezzanine and secured financing transactions
• Leveraged buyout and consolidation transactions
• Divestitures and exits
• Add-on acquisitions
• Additional rounds of capital raising
• Litigation related to investment and portfolio companies
• Representing broker-dealers
• Capital raising in connection with EB-5s
• Restructuring and recapitalization