Private Equity Group Of The Year: Dechert

February 06, 2019

Law360 (February 4, 2019, 12:01 PM EST) -- Dechert LLP’s private equity practice is consistently on the cutting edge of the industry, guiding important deals for major names like Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Ltd. and Sun Capital Partners to earn a place as one of Law360’s 2018 Practice Groups of the Year.

With 250 lawyers across 18 offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Dechert’s private equity team makes up around a quarter of the firm’s attorney headcount. Private equity is a cornerstone of the Dechert brand, evidenced by the fact that the firm’s current and immediate past CEO, and immediate past chairman, all practice in the private equity space. 

“Private equity is deep in our DNA,” said partner Mark Thierfelder, head of Dechert’s global corporate and private equity teams. “As the firm has been built out over the past 30 plus years, that’s been a very important part of how we’ve built it.” 

Dechert continued to demonstrate its commitment to private equity in 2018, steering big-money deals for some of its 200 private equity and private investment clients. 

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