Private Equity specialist bolsters DLA Piper in New York
DLA Piper has announced the addition of Oliver Olah as a partner in the firms's New York office. With this addition, DLA Piper aims at expanding its Private Equity practice, wherein Olah will primarily focus in domestic and cross-border private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, equity investments, and general corporate representation.
Olah has experience across a wide variety of industries, focusing on technology, energy, infrastructure, and consumer products, with an emphasis on US and European inbound and outbound transactions. Some of his notable experience includes representing the venture capital arm of a European media conglomerate in its early-stage investments in startups spanning online retail, telecommunications and digital media; representing the merchant banking division of a US financial institution in connection with its equity investment in an oil and gas company; and representing a German water technology company in its proposed acquisition of certain water filter assets.
In his role, Olah will advise private equity investors and their portfolio companies, financial institutions, corporate clients and senior management across multiple jurisdictions with matters relating to buy-side and sell-side assignments, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, co-investments, venture capital deals, restructurings and strategic investments. Additionally, he will also advise on other transactional and investment matters involving corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships.
In addition to the US, Olah is qualified in the UK and Germany. Particularly in Europe, he has extensive experience advising primarily middle market and also large cap companies in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.
"DLA Piper has an outstanding private equity platform and tremendous cross-border M&A capabilities, not to mention their impressive track record in deals in technology and other high growth industries," said Olah. "I look forward to joining the team and growing my practice."
With more than 125 US lawyers who provide strategic counsel to private equity funds and their industry-leading portfolio companies, DLA Piper's Private Equity practice has the capacity, experience and relationships to help drive value across the investment life cycle by delivering responsive, efficient and integrated solutions around the world.