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Private capital and funds

Our private capital and funds group provides prompt, high-quality advice and solutions to clients across the investment universe, whether they are looking to raise capital to invest, to manage or realise their investments, to reconstruct their investments or funds, or to handle disputes and investigations. We deal with all capital pools, of all varieties, across all asset classes.

We have extensive experience advising our clients throughout the lifecycle of their funds or investments, supporting on:

Structuring - Developing new products is vital to the continued success of every business. We provide solutions and assist with all aspects of the structuring, planning and implementation processes related to the launch of new funds and investment vehicles.

Fundraising - We advise managers, funds, sponsors, investment banks and investors in connection with the raising of new capital from investors and support in all distribution objectives.

Investment and realisation - Our highly experienced deal teams support investment managers and other investors in their investment work across a variety of sectors and asset classes, and support the realisation process, including by trade sales or IPO.

Financing - We advise on a wide variety of corporate lending transactions and bespoke financing solutions. We advise on all aspects of leveraged and acquisition financing, fund financing and asset-based lending.

Restructuring and Secondaries - Whether it is towards the end of life of a fund vehicle, to provide liquidity solutions, or to address other manager or investor led activity, we provide solutions and support to our clients to achieve results.

Advisory support - We support at all stages of the lifecycle and our specialist teams regularly provide transactional, regulatory, tax, employment and contentious support to our clients.

Justin McClelland
Justin McClelland Partner, disputes and investigations T: +44 20 7809 2127
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Donna Newman
Donna Newman Partner, disputes and investigations T: +44 20 7809 2357
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Ian Benjamin
Ian Benjamin Partner, restructuring and insolvency T: +44 20 7809 2286 M: +44 7921 472 238
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