Bill Kerr is a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and global leader of Sidley’s Investment Funds practice. He represents clients in securities and derivatives-related corporate and regulatory matters, including organization and operation of U.S. and offshore hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, real estate funds and private equity funds, organization, operation and acquisition of investment advisers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisers, fund restructurings, structured products, and derivatives documentation and regulation.
Representative transactions include manager and fund start-ups, stock exchange listed funds, redomiciliations of funds, hybrid funds, feeder fund and managed account platforms, seed capital investments in advisers and funds
fund derivatives, manager acquisitions and joint ventures.
Recent representative transactions include:
Represented Gresham Partners in connection with the formation of a fund designed to access U.S. and international private equity investment funds and other illiquid equity investments.
Represented Magnetar Financial LLC in connection with the formation of three single-purpose energy acquisition vehicles.
Represented III Capital Management in the formation of four new credit and rate focused hedge funds.
Represented Deutsche Bank in the formation of a fund focused on energy retrofit investments.
Represented III Capital Management in the redomiciliation of a Cayman Islands fixed income fund to Ireland.