Private Equity Funds

Private equity funds form a substantial part of our global investment funds practice. Our approach to building this practice has been to put together an integrated private funds practice, that executes high quality, complex and innovative work in the world’s major private funds markets. Our global private equity expertise spans advising private equity firms and investors at all stages of the investment cycle – from fund formation, to investment and exit.

We advise a broad range of financial institutions and independent private equity managers. Our advice encompasses the full range of legal structuring and implementation issues relating to the formation of private equity funds and funds of private equity funds, and in relation to investing in private equity funds. We draw on our comprehensive experience in these markets to ensure a successful establishment of any private equity fund. road 

Some examples of our recent private equity funds transactions include advising:
  • SoftBank on the establishment of its US$93bn SoftBank Vision Fund, which is the largest private equity or VC fund ever established
  • KKR on the establishment of a variety of fund products, including private equity, infrastructure and special situations products
  • Cinven, a leading European private equity firm, in connection with it’s the fundraising of its €5.5bn Fifth Cinven Fund
  • Ardian in connection with the establishment of its first U.S.-focused private equity buyout fund
  • AXA Private Equity on the acquisition by AXA Private Equity and its AXA Secondary Fund II, L.P. of interests in 11 funds, including eight Delaware limited partnerships and three French FCPR
  • British Business Bank on its investment into Kindred Capital, a European focused venture capital and growth fund