Key Experience

  • Advises European and emerging markets private fund sponsors.
  • Assists with a wide variety of structured secondary transactions including fund restructurings.
  • Asset classes include private equity, real estate, credit and infrastructure.


Aleksander Bakic has extensive experience advising sponsors across multiple alternative asset classes, with a particular focus on European mid-market and emerging markets funds. He has acted on the establishment and operation of buyout, renewable energy, growth, infrastructure, permanent capital and real estate funds for managers ranging from first-time teams to some of the most successful GPs in their space.

Representative Work

  • Advised a leading secondaries investor on a $829 Million GP-led secondary transaction for Permira IV, a closed private equity fund.
  • Assisted a premier Africa-focused sponsor on the raising of their third flagship pan-African fund, which closed at its $1.1 billion cap, making it the largest Africa-focused private equity fund raised to date.*
  • Advising a leading secondaries investor on a range of secondary acquisitions of global portfolios, including roll-over secondaries, spin-outs, tender offers and GP-led restructurings including the recent $2.5 billion Nordic VII transaction (reported as the largest deal of its kind to date).
  • Advising a joint venture between a U.K.-based development finance institution and a secondaries-focused fund of funds on a series of fund restructuring transactions involving Indian private equity funds.
  • Advising an established Brazilian manager on the raising of its latest private equity fund focused on Brazil.


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