BEITEN BURKHARDT is an international law firm founded in Germany with a range of expertise that covers all areas of commercial law. Our clients include listed national or multi-national corporations, large and medium sized private companies, private equity funds and public sector as well as banks and financial institutions.
We advise our clients from four locations in Germany, two locations in Russia as well as one office in China and in Brussels. Where we do not have a local presence we have built long-standing partnerships with leading law firms which ensure a seamless service for all transac-tions with multi-national aspects. In addition, we have established Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish desks in order to intensify our relations with clients and law firms in these countries.
For many years, BEITEN BURKHARDT has been assisting its national and international clients in M&A transactions of all kind. BEITEN BURKHARDT represents and advises both strategic and financial investors in transactions involving private equity and venture capital firms as well as family offices. Our services cover the whole range of private equity transac-tions including the relevant tax and commercial issues.
AVCO – the Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation – is the national association for Austria's private equity industry and corporate finance service providers. AVCO encompasses private equity houses – from venture capital and expansion financing to buy-outs – as well as various other institutions and companies, which are interested in developing the private equity and venture capital industry in Austria – from service providers, banks and investors to portfolio companies and professionals. AVCO's purpose is to communicate private equity and venture capital activities as well as issues to the appropriate target audience and the general public. Furthermore, the exchange of ideas and cooperations between the members and the private equity and venture capital community is encouraged.
To its members AVCO offers a wide range of services. AVCO is the competent point of contact for interested parties from politics and the general public as well as for information about private equity in Austria (market data, economic and regulatory framework etc.).
The Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the lobby association for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. The BAI is catalyzer between German institutional investors and recognized providers of Alternative Investments products worldwide. One goal is to enhance the environment for German professional investors when diversifying their financial assets into Alternative Investments, especially as many of those investors are responsible for safeguarding long-term retirement pensions. Another objective of the association is to increase the awareness level and the understanding of these asset classes and strategies in public. The BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions as well as supervisory bodies. Furthermore, the BAI cooperates with various national and international organizations and industry associations and advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive and competitive regulatory environment for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. At present, BAI counts more than 160 members from all areas of the professional Alternative Investments industry.
Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften – the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) is the Berlin-based association of private equity and venture capital firms across all market segments (seed capital, venture capital, growth capital, small/mid/large buy-outs) as well as institutional investors (LPs) operating in Germany. BVK has more than 200 full and more than 100 associated members. BVK aims to create the best possible conditions for private equity and venture capital in Germany and promotes public understanding of the role of private equity firms.
The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) is the representative body of private equity and venture capital professionals in Luxembourg. With over 140 members, LPEA plays a leading role in the discussion and development of the investment framework and actively promotes the industry beyond the country’s borders. Luxembourg disposes of a stable tax regime and is today at the forefront of international PE regulation providing a flexible, secure, predictable and multi-lingual jurisdiction to operate in. LPEA provides a dynamic and interactive platform for its members to discuss and exchange information and organises working meetings and networking opportunities on a regular basis. If Luxembourg is your location of choice for private equity, LPEA is where you actually join the industry!
The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) is the representative body for Switzerland‘s private equity, venture capital and corporate finance industries. SECA has the objective to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland.