Companies To Observe: Non-public Funds
Practice head Nick Benson has a diverse practice, with notable experience in cross-border work in varied jurisdictions, alongside industrial and expertise investments. Goodwin‘s broad funds apply encompasses mid-market and bulge bracket personal equity fundraising, infrastructure and debt fund experience, and an energetic secondaries offering.
Nicholas Holman leads the team, advising non-public equity and infrastructure funds on worldwide investments, with Jeremy Pickles additionally a key member of the staff. Akin Gump LLP advises excessive-profile worldwide and European gamers, on fund formations across a variety of asset classes, together with buyout, credit score, infrastructure, and venture capital funds. The team additionally works with institutional buyers, and has a robust report in GP-led secondaries, securing a strong share of the transactional market.
Recently-promoted counsel Chris Jeanes and Simon Ellis have energetic secondaries practices. Paul Hastings LLP has a robust offering across the credit score funds space, also advising fund managers on worldwide personal fairness and infrastructure fund formations, alongside GP-led secondary transactions. Of specific notice is the agency’s work on risk retention funds, led by co-head Christian Parker. Other leaders in the group embrace Duncan Woollard, who enjoys productive relationships with numerous institutional fund managers, and Diala Minott, a standout figure in direct lending funds and structured finance transactions throughout Europe. Latham & Watkins advises fund managers and institutional traders throughout the full vary of products and asset classes, together with buyout, progress fairness, venture capital, and infrastructure funds. The team handles fund formation, administration and operational points, and secondaries, in addition to often advising buyers on representation and technique.
The firm is nicely-versed particularly ESG and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation concerns and in addition has an energetic secondaries follow. The group is led by Nigel Hatfield, a senior determine within the market who advises prime sponsor and investor purchasers on large-scale fund formations and structurings.
Alexander Chester is very active in secondaries, including co-investments and separate accounts, whereas Jonathan Bray’s sturdy contributions have been recognised together with his promotion to associate in early 2021. Senior associate Lily Marcel specialises in ESG and sustainability work for each sponsors and traders, together with sustainable funding fashions. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP combines regular work for blue-chip fund managers with advice to institutional and specialist fund sponsors, including venture capital and ESG-focused funds. Alongside work for private equity buyout, infrastructure, credit, and debt funds, the ‘knowledgeable and hardworking’ group advises on secondaries, fund manager spin-outs, and platform launches.