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01/07/2014CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
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It's a deal that brings together one of the most touted 'alternative' legal service providers with one of Europe's top private equity investors – just a few days into 2014. The announcement this week that Permira is investing over £100m in LegalZoom is a reminder of the growing interest from financiers in the legal sector.

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson  more...

01/07/2014CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
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FORTUNE -- Private equity firm Permira yesterday announced that it had invested more than $200 million for a control stake in LegalZoom, the online provider of legal documents and services that had been in registration for an IPO. Neither Permira nor LegalZoom is talking beyond the press release, but we've since learned a bit more about the deal:

1. Permira wanted to more...

01/07/2014CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
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Online legal services company LegalZoom.com Inc. is not going public after all, despite the hoopla that accompanied its Form S-1 filing back in May of 2012.

Instead, the company plans to sell more than $200 million of its equity to a company backed by Permira, a European private equity firm. LegalZoom sells low-cost downloadable legal forms and pre-paid legal plans more...

01/06/2014CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
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The legal services market is notoriously slow when it comes to adapting to technology. As a result, those in need of lawyers have historically been reluctant to use technology to find them. Think about it. You need a lawyer for your startup. Where do you turn? A friend? A business advisor? Someone else in your personal network? Now there are substantially greater options. more...

01/06/2014CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
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LegalZoom plans to sell $200 million worth of its privately held shares to an affiliate of a British private equity fund, rather than go public as previously announced, the company said Monday.

The Glendale company, which sells online legal services and documents to small businesses and individuals, reached a financing deal with Permira, a London private equity firm more...

01/06/2014CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
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Glendale-based online legal documents provider LegalZoom has sold $200M in equity to private equity firm Permira Funds, in a secondary stock purchase deal, the companies said this morning. According to LegalZoom, the new funding will go towards its launch of new products and services. As part of the deal, LegalZoom said that Permira will be the largest shareholder in the more...

01/06/2014CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
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Jan 6 (Reuters) - Private equity fund manager Permira Advisers LLC is planning to take a controlling stake in LegalZoom.com, a provider of online legal documents that was going to go public, according to people familiar with the matter.

Under the terms of the transaction, a company newly formed by Permira is expected to acquire more than $200 million of the more...

01/02/2014CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
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If you’re waiting for the perfect time to start your own business, you could be waiting for a long time. But if you have an idea and the drive to take control of your own future, 2014 is your year to launch.

The way we do business has changed. Our personal networks are global, and so are our resources. The number of tools available to any small business owner is more...

01/02/2014CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
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You probably already know that lending money to friends or relatives can be fraught with risk. Your generous offer of a personal loan may lead to resentment, anger and even cause cherished relationships to end. Yet you're going to do it anyway.

OK, we won't try to talk you out of it. But at least be smart about it. Often, people will fork over cash with minimal more...

01/02/2014CATEGORY: Misc (Forms, News, etc.)
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You probably already know that lending money to friends or relatives can be fraught with risk. Your generous offer of a personal loan may lead to resentment, anger and even cause cherished relationships to end. Yet you're going to do it anyway.

OK, we won't try to talk you out of it. But at least be smart about it. Often, people will fork over cash with minimal more...

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