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Venture Capital and Private Equity
Dykema has earned a national reputation within mezzanine financing, venture capital investment,
the specialized fields of venture capital and leveraged acquisition, and enterprise
private equity. This reputation stems from years of recapitalization, both domestically and in a variety
capably and completely serving those clients who of cross-border transactions involving Europe and
seek—and those client who provide––funding Asia. Dykema’s experience touches a panoply of
outside the traditional capital markets. Bringing to industries, with each transaction falling within any
bear industry-specific knowledge in income tax, of several different commercial realms, including
enterprise organization, securities law, lender biotechnology, nanotechnology, medical devices,
regulation, real estate and government telecommunications, internet enhancement,
administration, the firm provides unexcelled software development, entertainment, wireless
representation to venture capitalists, private- security and consumer products. This depth of
equity investors, institutional financiers and angel experience affords the attorneys of Dykema a full
investors, as well as to start-up businesses and understanding of the particular client’s unique
mature organizations that look beyond typical business goals and legal needs, and empowers
sources of capital. Such representation has the firm to partner with the client to create and
entailed numerous instances of seed funding, achieve strategic goals.
In fulfilling their mandate of quality
representation, the professionals comprising the
Venture Capital and Private Equity group provide
such services as:
Structuring and planning the enterprise
itself, pursuant to the evaluation of
managerial, tax, financial and exit goals, as
appropriately documented in the form of
operating agreements, joint-venture
agreements and shareholder agreements;
Evaluating and preparing term sheets,
bids, subscriptions, purchase contracts,
registration grants, shareholder agreements
and private placement memoranda;
Negotiating with adverse interests, potential
partners and other counterparties, including
target companies, participating funds,
institutional lenders, contractors and
Meeting the challenges of the regulatory
environment, such as the layered rules
directed at securities issuers, investment
advisors, brokers and investment
Lobbying, through Dykema’s dedicated group of Representative Clients
government policy professionals, members of
the United States Congress, members of the
Colorado Baking Company
Michigan and Illinois legislatures and various
regulatory agencies and municipalities, all to Eagle Rotary Systems, Inc.
promote the client’s interests and to create DNA Software, Inc.
legislative, regulatory or political means to Essen Instruments, Inc.
support those interests. Gene Codes Corporation
Dykema is an active member of the Michigan Venture
Capital Association and maintains close ties with the
iLIAL International Group, LLC
Illinois Venture Capital Association. The firm’s
attorneys frequently speak at seminars and symposia Interlink Networks, Inc.
dedicated to financing and venture capital. The list of KeraCure, Inc.
recent speaking engagements includes events Micro Medical Devices, LLC
convened by the Michigan Growth Capital Pekua, Inc.
Symposium at the University of Michigan Business
Pioneer Laboratories, Inc.
School, the Entrepreneurship Program at the
State of Illinois
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business,
and the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Synergy Biosciences, LLC
Northwestern University. Triple Canopy, Inc.
Zula USA, LLC (The Zula Patrol)
Please visit us at www.dykema.com