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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Private Equity: Fund Formation

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What the team is known for

In an elite category of private fund practices with a considerable global footprint and an extensive client base of top-tier private equity sponsors. Represents all manner of private equity businesses, including some of the largest debt fund managers. Noted activity in the representation of secondary funds in connection with transactions and fundraisings. Active in all types of investment strategies including buyout, distressed and credit, real estate and infrastructure funds.

Strengths

Sources consider the team to be "offering best-in-class advice," adding: "They are strategic-minded business folks who also happen to be lawyers."

Commentators note: "They have excellent clients and their documents are beautifully drafted."

Work highlights

Provided counsel to Global Infrastructure Partners on the formation of Global Infrastructure Partners IV, raising $22 billion.

Notable practitioners

Alisa Waxman 's practice focuses on establishing funds investing on both a global and domestic scale, including global infrastructure and buyout funds.
"When handling negotiations she is extremely organized and the execution is very efficient." "She is a great attorney and responsive."

Andrew Ahern is adept at launching a range of funds including buyout, credit, energy and venture capital funds.
"I am particularly impressed by Andrew’s attention to detail, nuance and ability to anticipate business issues." "He is business-orientated, very sharp and you know you are getting great advice."

Andrew Ford advises sponsors on the formation of buyout and asset-focused funds as well as co-investment structures.
"He is extraordinarily business-focused, he is a problem solver and he really understands how to negotiate when things are difficult." "He really has become our go-to person."

Jason Auerbach has developed a strong practice buyout and funds of fund formation, frequently working with well-known sponsors.
"He is experienced, super sharp and an incredibly aggressive advocate but in a nice way." "He is extremely switched on, very commercial and has a great appreciation for the wider deal."

Jonathan Adler has an estimable practice establishing buyout, real estate and credit funds.
"He's extremely smart, talented and we trust him with very sensitive projects." "John is one of the brightest people I know. He cuts to the heart of a problem quickly and he's a quick thinker."

Justin Storms is proficient in structuring co-investment structures in addition to both buyout and secondary funds.
"Justin is a strong practitioner. I think he is both talented and thoughtful." "He is detail-orientated and he's a premier negotiator."

Lorna Bowen is sought after for her expertise in organizing a range of private equity funds and co-investment structures.
"She really understands how to work through the commercial business and law." "She is the type of person you go to when you have really novel issues."

Rebecca Silberstein has long been noted for her representation of the market's highest-profile sponsors, recently handling the formation of high-value buyout funds.
"She's an impressive lawyer and has her pulse on what's happening in the field." "She has great market sense and knows how to manage delicate matters."

Sally Bergmann focuses her practice on providing counsel to sponsors forming growth, buyout and real estate funds.
"She is very quick and knowledgeable. She always has her finger on the pulse."

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Private Equity: Fund Formation

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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919 Third Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10022

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USA - Nationwide

Private Equity: Fund Formation


Alisa Waxman
Up and Coming
Andrew Ahern
Band 3
Andrew Ford
Band 4
Jason Auerbach
Up and Coming
Jonathan Adler
Band 3
Justin Storms
Band 3

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