Private Funds

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Chadbourne & Parke's lawyers provide entrepreneurial, pragmatic and proactive advice to the Firm’s private funds clients. Our experience covers fund formation, management structuring, deal execution and regulatory advice across a broad range of fund classes, including buyout, venture capital, hedge, real estate, mezzanine, distressed and funds of funds.

As a full-service firm, we strive to provide our clients with a “one-stop shop” in the private funds area. Our other complementary practice areas include US and international taxation, employee benefits and ERISA, mergers and acquisitions, bank finance, securities and corporate governance, project finance, communications, real estate, litigation, insurance/reinsurance, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property and trusts and estates. Lawyers in our private funds practice collectively speak ten languages, providing special capabilities in support of our emerging markets clients.

Chadbourne's private funds practice was recognized by Chambers USA 2015 in the Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation Nationwide category and it was also ranked by Legal 500 USA in 2015 in the category of Investment Fund Formation and Management category. In 2013, Chadbourne received the “South America Deal of the Year – Middle Market Atlas Award” in recognition of the firm’s landmark representation of Southern Cross Latin America Private Equity Fund IV, L.P. in the acquisition of San Antonio Internacional Co. Inc. by Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. and related acquisition financing. In 2012, Chadbourne advised Brazil-based Rio Bravo, which was named “Firm of the Year in Latin America” by Private Equity International, on the closing of their clean energy fund, Rio Bravo Energia I FIP.

Current Chadbourne partners include a founding member of a buyout fund that focuses on US and Latin American middle market investments, as well as a former officer of a multibillion dollar Europe-based hedge fund. As a result of our direct experience on the business side of the industry, we are in a better position to understand the market and creatively assist our clients in all aspects of fund development, from formation to investment to exit.

Chadbourne lawyers regularly advise investment advisers on the formation and ongoing management of funds and on the regulatory and compliance aspects of their businesses. We regularly counsel private funds, investment companies and separately managed accounts on structuring, organization, distribution and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulatory and compliance issues, including responses to SEC examinations.

Chadbourne’s private funds practice includes the creation of new advisory businesses, including registration and formation with appropriate regulatory authorities, creation of disclosure documents for private funds, drafting of investment management products, evaluating fund documents for institutional investors seeking alternative investments, development of compliance policies and procedures, performing compliance reviews, representations of advisers in connection with SEC examinations, counseling clients on compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act and adviser acquisitions. Our lawyers advise clients with respect to compliance with, and exemptions from, the Investment Advisers Act and the Investment Company Act.

Representative Experience

Investment in Undersea Cable Transmission System
Energy Investors Funds
Development loan to and equity investment in the developer of a 67-mile undersea cable transmission system from New Jersey to Long Island. This deal was named the 2005 “North America Infrastructure Deal of the Year” by Project Finance magazine.
Latin American Fund Formations
Southern Cross Group
Structure and formation of a Canadian private equity fund targeting investments in Latin America.
Private Equity Investment
Citigroup Alternative Investments
Investment in a U.S.-based coal gasification company.
Eastern Europe Fund Formation
Icon Private Equity Partners
Structure and formation of a private equity fund targeting investments in Ukraine and Russia.
Acquisition of Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants
Tenaska Power Fund
$1.6 billion acquisition of 3,145 megawatt power plants from Constellation Energy.
Fast-Food Restaurant Acquisition
Core Value Partners
Acquisition of more than 200 Burger King® restaurants to create the largest fast-food franchise in the U.S. Hispanic market.
Securitization of Royalty Payments from Investments by a Private Fund
Paul Capital Partners
$229 million securitization of pharmaceutical royalty payments from a portfolio of 23 biopharmaceutical products, medical devices and diagnostics.
Hedge Fund Formation
Abdiel Capital
Structure and formation of a family of long-only hedge funds.
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Related Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
Insurance and Reinsurance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Project Finance
Real Estate

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Related Regions

Middle East and North Africa
Latin America
North America

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