Practice Expertise

Joint Ventures

Knowledge Corner

In contrast with traditional M&A deal making, joint venture deals are the structures of choice for most private companies, private equity backed or individually owned.

  • identify objectives, goals, and—your respective strengths and weaknesses as JV partners.
  • Clearly defined incentives and performance measures.
  • Definition of roles and responsibilities
  • balanced and equitable structure.
  • strong governance and decision processes.
  • contingency planning should focus on the collaborative processes that anticipate changes and create mechanisms or agreements that enable partners to adapt with less dysfunction.
  • from the very start make allowance for the endgame, the potential restructuring.

    We excel at alternative deal structures such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate venture capital or acquisitions of minority stakes.