Bloomberg Law
Jan. 28, 2020, 9:51 AM

Sidley Austin’s Private Equity Bet Pays Off as Market Hums

Meghan Tribe
Meghan Tribe

Sidley Austin has shaken up the private equity space, in part using a string of lateral hires from more established PE players to make rapid progress in a market where the top law firms have had practices spanning several decades.

The Chicago-founded firm saw its revenue from this private equity work hit roughly $300 million this past year, a leap from just $50 million in 2011.

Sidley’s also put together a formidable stable of clients that include private equity heavyweights like KKR, Clearlake Capital, Siris Capital, Apollo, The Carlyle Group, Great Hill Partners, and Towerbrook.

From 2014 to 2018, the ...

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