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 

Experience Highlights:
  • Ardian: advising on the establishment of a variety of European fund products and its first U.S. focused private equity buyout fund.
  • Cinven: advising in connection with it’s the fundraising of its €5.5bn Fifth Cinven Fund.
  • KKR: advising on the establishment of a variety of fund products, including KKR Americas XII, their flagship US buyout fund and KKR European Fund IV, their European buyout fund.
  • Neuberger Berman: advising on the establishment and closing of NB Euro Crossroads 2018 private equity fund of funds.
  • SoftBank: advising as fund counsel on the establishment and fundraise of its US$100bn SoftBank Vision Fund, which is the largest private equity or VC fund ever established.