Establishment of management companies and seeding transactions
Purchases and sales of interests in investment managers
Leveraging our global footprint, our Investment Funds group includes lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia who have advised on numerous fundraises for institutional, boutique and emerging sponsors. Our fund formation experience extends to all types of funds and managed accounts, including:
Based on our breadth and depth of experience advising sponsors, investment advisers, private funds, investment professionals, investors, family offices, private wealth clients, placement agents, lenders and other sophisticated parties, we are positioned to provide full-service advice regarding our clients’ legal and business challenges. Whether you’re working on a deal in the US or abroad, with more than 150 lawyers across 20 global offices, we have the cross-border experience and capabilities you need to accomplish your objectives. In particular, we are well-versed on the state of the market for fund terms and investor negotiations, choice of fund structure and jurisdiction of organization, US and international regulatory and compliance issues, and sponsor structuring and compensation issues.
Our Investment Funds group is embedded in the Firm’s Top 10 (Pitchbook 2017) Private Equity practice that serves as lead counsel to clients in all aspects of their lifecycles, including from fund formation to platform acquisitions and financings to portfolio add-on acquisitions and refinancings and eventual exits. Our multidisciplinary team includes specialists from our “Team of the Year” Tax practice (U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2016) and our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Finance, Regulatory and SEC Enforcement Defense practices that work hand-in-hand to tackle highly complex matters.
Recognized by The Legal 500 US: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital)
"The McDermott funds formation team is by far the best I have worked with in the space. They are extremely knowledgeable of all the latest fund structures, types of funds, market terms and investor feedback on specific business terms."
NATIONALLY RANKED BAND 4 IN PRIVATE EQUITY: FUND FORMATION
"McDermott's team is thoughtful, proactive, pragmatic and always respond quickly and efficiently."
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