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Jonathan de Lance-Holmes

Investment Funds Partner, London

“I am a private funds specialist, with more than 25 years’ experience advising the private equity and alternative asset management industry. I am currently leading SoftBank’s US$100 billion global technology fundraise.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Jonathan is a senior partner in the firm’s Investment Funds group, and is widely acknowledged for his experience in both UK and international private funds, including private equity, infrastructure, real estate and hedge funds.

Jonathan advises sponsors and major international investors, including major private equity and other alternative equity houses and sovereign wealth funds, on structuring, spin-off, fundraising, transactions and products. He also counsels managers on all governance and regulation aspects arising out of the creation and operation of funds.

Jonathan has led on many of the market’s most significant funds’ transactions. His experience includes advising:

  • SoftBank Group Corp on its US$100bn SoftBank Vision Fund, which will be the largest private equity-style fund ever established, investing globally in the technology sector
  • Aermont Capital LLP (formerly PW Real Assets LLP) on the establishment of their latest €1.5bn European real estate fund 
  • BlackRock on their European and Asian real estate private funds
  • Numerous manager groups and financial institutions on establishment and spin-offs of private equity, infrastructure and hedge fund managers, including EMSO, Squarepoint, InfraRed and Terra Firma
  • Cinven on their €5 billion Fifth Fund fundraise
  • BC Partners and Terra Firma on a number of large-scale private equity fundraisings
  • a major Asian sovereign wealth fund on a variety of substantial and sponsor investor commitments to US and European private equity and infrastructure funds and on its investment in the GP of a major pan-European private equity house and its funds

Professional experience

Jonathan is actively involved in a number of private equity lobby groups, including the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA).

Education and qualifications

Jonathan studied law at Keble College, Oxford University.