IVCA Welcomes Latham & Watkins to Membership

July 1, 2009

CHICAGO - “ The IVCA welcomes Latham & Watkins to its membership. Joining as its representatives are Alan Van Dyke and Ted Keim.

Latham & Watkins' private equity practice is at the center of the worldwide merger, acquisition and investment activity and is one of the most active, diverse and highly respected practices among global elite law firms.

The firm regularly advises fund clients and their portfolio companies on all aspects of investments from strategic and tax-efficient deal structuring and financing to the implementation of numerous types of exit strategies.

With one of the most well-established and largest practices in the World, Latham & Watkins continues to innovate in structuring and executing private equity transactions.

During 2007 and 2008, the firm's private equity team played a prominent role in many of the largest and most complex private M&A transactions globally. The firm advised a wide range of large and middle-market private equity funds and their portfolio companies as well as infrastructure funds and sovereign wealth funds in a wide range of transactions.

Their private equity practice is distinguished by its global reach, industry and practice-area expertise and transaction capabilities.

The firm's long-standing preeminence in private equity is attributable to having fully integrated their private equity practice with a leading capital markets and leveraged finance practice that consists of a dedicated full-service team of banking, mezzanine finance and capital markets attorneys.

They handle financing and securities matters exclusively for fund sponsors and portfolio companies.