Private fundraising and investor advisory

The depth and breadth of our experience allows us to provide our clients with the most current market terms for their industry as well as access to cutting-edge developments across industries. 
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We handle every stage in the life cycle, and we provide fund managers with the sophisticated level of counsel required for forming, advising and operating private investment funds. Within fund formation, we take a creative approach, starting with not only the specific objectives of a particular fund but also an assessment of how the fund fits within the client’s broader business goals. We then help fund managers determine the best structure and terms to achieve those goals.

Our clients range from large institutional and household names to start-up boutiques and successful private equity houses.

We advise on all types of investment products, from retail funds, through hedge funds and credit funds to private equity funds and real estate funds, across closed-ended, open-ended and listed fund structures.

Our services range from the structuring and establishment of investment products through to their continuing operations.

"Gabriel is a great lawyer both in terms of legal capabilities but also in terms of commercial awareness and negotiation skills."

Chambers UK 2023

Corre Energy 

Advised Corre Energy, a renewable energy storage business, in connection with the establishment of its multi-jurisdictional partnership structure and acceptance of its first private investors.

Bowmark Capital

Advised Bowmark Capital, a mid-market private equity firm, on the fundraising of its sixth generation buyout fund that reached its target of £600 million in just 10 weeks. The team also advised this client on the establishment of transaction-specific co-investment fund vehicles.

Firethorn Capital

Advised Firethorn Capital on the establishment of Firethorn Trust, a newly-established real estate investment platform investing on behalf of two significant US private family offices, on its formation and initial investment documentation.

Access Capital Partners

Advised Access Capital Partners, the European alternative asset manager, on the fundraising of its EUR 700 million seventh generation European growth buyout fund-of-funds.

CGS Management

Advised long-standing client, CGS Management, a Swiss investment adviser, on its latest CHF 240 million buyout fund. The investment strategy of the fund is a buy-and-build strategy focused on engineering and industrial companies in the DACH region.

Access Capital Partners

Advised Access Capital Partners on the fundraising of its EUR 370 million direct infrastructure fund, backed by insurance, local authority and pension fund investors.

VGC Partners

Advised VGC Partners, a private equity firm based in UK, on its fundraising of its venture fund focusing on consumer, media and technology companies.

Unigestion SA

Advising Unigestion SA on its private equity investment programme including over 200 primary commitments across buy-out, growth, venture, and co-investment strategies.

Lawyer

Gabriel Boghossian Partner and head of our secondaries practice

T:  +44 20 7809 2762
M:  Email Gabriel | Vcard Office:  London

Lawyer

Sarah de Ste Croix Partner and head of private funds

T:  +44 20 7809 2561
M:  +44 7901 216 154 Email Sarah | Vcard Office:  London

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