Akin Gump Represents Vision Capital in Acquisition of Willis Stein & Partners

(New York) - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP represented Vision Capital and its partners Landmark Partners, Pinebridge Secondary Partners and Montauk Triguard in a landmark deal to acquire private equity fund Willis Stein & Partners, which was approaching the end of its term but still holding valuable portfolio investments.

Willis Stein, a nearly $2 billion private equity fund, had been tasked by its advisory board to dispose of its assets promptly.  Along with co-counsel, the Akin Gump team devised a novel and complex deal structure.  Despite the lack of precedent and the highly intricate nature of the deal, it successfully closed earlier than anticipated.

Corporate partner Trey Muldrow led the Akin Gump team that advised Vision Capital and its partners in this deal.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers and advisors in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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