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Private Equity from All Angles.

Members of Chapman and Cutler LLP's Private Equity Group, composed of attorneys from a variety of practice areas, participate in private equity transactions involving investments in private equity funds targeting a variety of asset categories along the risk/return spectrum, ranging from venture capital financing for start-up entities to later-stage equity transactions. In addition, the Group represents investors purchasing privately placed equity securities, including privately placed equity securities of public companies ("PIPEs").

The Group represents institutional investors, banks and pension funds in the purchase of interests in private equity funds. In addition, the Group has organized private equity funds for institutional sponsors and advised individuals in connection with private equity investments.

Some of the more interesting transactions have involved buyout and venture funds, sponsors of low income housing programs, real estate and oil and gas investments, as well as domestic entities formed to invest in foreign businesses.

The Group has advised both issuers and institutional investors in the direct placement of common and preferred equity, membership interests, partnership interests and warrants in traditional C corporations, S corporations, limited partnerships, LLCs and trusts, as well as equity securities created to address specific issuer and investor requirements, such as put rights to third parties. Preferred stock issues have included convertible, exchangeable and PIK dividend features.

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