Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s investment management practice has built one of the world’s premier multidisciplinary practices focused on worldwide institutional investors. We advise some of the largest and most active investors, including sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds, university endowments, public pension plans and charitable organizations in connection with their investments into private investment funds across all asset strategies, including private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate and infrastructure funds, venture capital funds, mezzanine funds, distressed debt funds, renewable and traditional energy funds, fund of funds and hybrid funds. In addition, we represent our investor-side clients in connection with the negotiation of strategic relationships, “funds of one,” proprietary co-investment arrangements and seed transactions.
The services we provide to our investor-side clients are extensive and continually evolving to address their changing needs. When partnering with institutional investors, some of the services we provide include:
- reviewing and analyzing fund terms
- negotiating side letters
- reviewing transactions for tax issues and regulatory compliance
- providing insight into current market conditions and industry standards.
Complementing our investor-side practice, we have a dedicated team of lawyers focused on the growing secondary fund transaction market, representing both buyers and sellers of private interests as well as fund sponsors facilitating secondary transactions on behalf of their investor base. We have experience in all transaction types, including large auctions, structured secondary transactions, tenders offers and one-off sales.
As the industry continues to develop and investment strategies evolve, access to both a global as well as a granular view of the marketplace is critical for investors of all sizes. By leveraging our firm’s worldwide resources and established international network of relationship firms, we are able to tailor our advice, taking into account such factors as the geographic focus of the fund, the fund’s target sector and the fund sponsor’s activity in the industry. Regardless of the jurisdiction, the strategy or the size of the investment, our clients can be confident that we will always have the right team in the right location.