Business and Finance

Parr Brown is a leading private equity firm in Utah. Parr Brown specializes in private equity fund formation, compliance, investments in and divestiture of interests in portfolio companies, and related transactions. Our team routinely handles a steady volume of transactions each year, helping both investors and companies formulate realistic expectations for investment terms, control arrangements, valuation determinations, and exit strategies.

Private Equity Fund Services For Investors & Companies

Our private equity fund lawyers help their portfolio company clients to plan, design, value, negotiate, and consummate mergers, public offerings, and other exit transactions. This includes transaction structuring, tax advice, due diligence, merger or underwriting agreements, securities registration, and defense against strike suits. More specifically:

  • Structuring entities to limit liability, while creating flexibility for growth
  • Evaluating investment terms and letters of intent
  • Financing strategies and capital structure
  • Creating long-term, strategic tax planning for business start-ups
  • Leveraged buyouts, rollups, and international and domestic joint ventures
  • Key executive compensation plans
  • Corporate governance, benefits plan changes and securities reporting

We also advise limited partners with investments in private equity funds, including funds domiciled in Delaware, the Cayman Islands, and Guernsey. This includes review of rights and negotiating additional rights through side letters, structuring the investment, and advising on the tax implications and other obligations of an investment in the fund.

Each private equity fund matter has its own unique set of variables and requirements. For more information on how our team can assist you, please contact one of the attorneys shown below.

Venture Capital Funds & Institutional Private Equity Sources

Parr Brown’s team of private equity fund lawyers assist venture capital funds and institutional private equity sources with all aspects of fund design and organization. As one of the most experienced venture capital law firms in Utah, our attorneys have helped clients with everything from structuring limited partnerships to developing general partner and manager relationships. Additionally, we facilitate offering document preparation, address internal governance issues, assist with Dodd-Frank compliance, and provide guidance regarding ERISA, or other specialty investor compliance matters. Furthermore, our private equity attorneys are experienced in facilitating investments in portfolio companies, defining investment structure, assisting with due diligence, and negotiating/documenting investor rights or corporate agreements.

The Private Equity Law Firm For Companies Seeking Private Financing

As one of Utah’s most experienced private equity law firms, we offer strategic legal counsel at each stage of development. Concerning organization and structure, we assist clients with choice of entity and jurisdiction, organizational documents, shareholder agreements, non-competitor and employment agreements, and the protection/commercialization of intellectual property. Moreover, our attorneys guide clients through capital-raising transactions, choice of investor, investment structuring, and the negotiation/preparation of purchase. Finally, we assist clients with fund purchase or offering, and the disclosure of corporate documents.

Whether you are in the beginning stages of forming a private equity fund, considering a private equity transaction, or need guidance concerning compliance, our attorneys look forward to assisting you. Please contact one of the private equity attorneys shown below for further information.