Investment Management > Private Equity Funds

Our private equity funds clients are some of the largest and most influential sponsors, managers and investors in the world, defined by their ability to see potential opportunities in the market and capitalize on them. Over the past 30 years, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has helped sponsors of, or investors in, private equity funds raise, invest and realize billions of dollars in committed capital worldwide.

Our experience acting as counsel in the formation of, or investment in, approximately 1,000 private equity funds has given us unrivaled market knowledge and proprietary insight into emerging trends in market terms and structures. We are defined by our ability to develop innovative and intelligent solutions that meet our client’s investment objectives across all major investment strategies, including LBO and traditional buyout funds, senior and mezzanine debt, fund of funds and secondary funds, venture capital, distressed, emerging markets, energy and natural resources, real estate, infrastructure and other sector funds.

Our lawyers serve clients throughout a fund’s life cycle, including fund structuring, formation and management, and deployment of capital, as well as advice related to tax, ERISA, corporate matters and exit strategies. We also act as outside counsel to numerous private equity portfolio companies.

Our global practice includes teams of multidisciplinary private equity specialists in offices across Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States/Russia. By working closely with our private equity transactional, tax, ERISA and regulatory lawyers, we are able to provide our clients with a comprehensive range of complementary services; our practitioners adhere to the same high standards of legal thinking that have become synonymous with Akin Gump.