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Proskauer Rose LLP

Investment Funds

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What the team is known for

Impressive global client base consisting of sponsors and institutional investors. The team has a standout buyout fund formation offering while also providing a one-stop shop for large LP clients. Has a flourishing buy and sell-side secondaries practice, that acts for some of the largest funds of funds. Also notable for its work relating to debt and venture funds.

Strengths

Sources note: "They are a very good outfit that has a lot of experience and clearly knows the market."

An impressed client notes: "The real strengths of the team lie in the fact they know and understand our needs and that they are dedicated to us."

Another adds: "They understand the market, know what is going on and are able to provide good advice."

Work highlights

Represented Northzone on the closing of its ninth venture fund.

Notable practitioners

Nigel van Zyl advises major sponsors on international fund formation. His practice is broad and in addition to his market-leading work on buyout funds, he is also able to assist clients with real estate, credit and venture funds.
"He knows his stuff and he has good judgement. He is sensible at identifying what matters and works effectively with his clients." "He is excellent at negotiating with investors' counsel because he is pragmatic and solutions-focused." "He provides the highest quality and has great client skills."

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Overview

Our Private Funds Group offers the complete package of services to private funds and investors. With a team including specialists in tax, ERISA, regulation, fund finance, employment, litigation and risk management, we understand the business objectives and dynamics of fund sponsors, limited partners and the private fund business as a whole. We advise across the asset class on the full range of matters, going beyond fund formation and fund raisings and acting as true business partners with our clients. We counsel general partners on internal governance, compliance and organization, carried interest and co-investment arrangements, spinouts, reorganizations and fund restructurings. We also represent a range of institutional investors on their alternative investment programs. Our team has particular expertise with the complexities involved in structuring and negotiating secondary transactions and fund restructurings and advise a significant segment of the secondary market. We have experience acquiring and selling portfolios of partnership interests, including some of the largest bulk sales of interests in securities on the secondary market.

Investment Funds Department

Proskauer Rose LLP

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Department location

110 Bishopsgate

London

Greater London

UK

EC2N 4AY

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Investment Funds: Private Equity


Nigel van Zyl
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