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DLA Piper expands Chicago private equity group

Law firm DLA Piper has appointed David H. Lee, Robert C. Davis and Fred W. Blakeslee II to its private equity practice as partners in the Chicago office.

The group joins the firm from Mayer Brown.

Representing private equity funds, as well as public and private companies, the team focuses on handling business transactions around the globe which involve private equity investments.

“David, Rob and Fred have developed a high-profile private equity practice which includes significant experience handling transactions in the US and Asia, as well as a variety of other regions around the globe,” says Steve Napolitano, chair of DLA Piper’s US private equity practice. “Beyond our presence in the US, DLA Piper’s unique global platform, including our offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo, matches well with the international needs of their clients.”

Lee focuses his practice on complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, and venture capital and minority equity investments.

Davis focuses his practice on private equity leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and growth equity investments.

Blakeslee focuses his practice on private equity-leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and growth equity investments.

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