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Recognized as one of the most active and highly regarded investment management practices in the United States, our group represents all types of asset managers across the liquidity spectrum, including private equity funds, credit funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, hybrid funds and family offices. We have successfully raised hundreds of billions of dollars for our clients, who benefit from our extensive market knowledge, industry-leading networking events and strong relationships with all major market participants. 

Awards & Recognition

Paul, Weiss Shortlisted as a PDI Fund Formation “Americas Law Firm of the Year”

Private Debt Investor (PDI) named Paul, Weiss an “Americas Law Firm of the Year” finalist in the Fund Formation category as part of the publication’s annual PDI Awards.

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Publications

PE Fundraising at a Glance (Q4 2023)

PE Fundraising at a Glance looks at the latest quarterly trends on global and U.S.-based private equity fundraising. Private equity fundraising declined in Q4, with $164 billion raised globally, down 18% from $201 billion in Q3. The pace of funds closing slowed in Q4, with 169 funds reaching a final closing globally, down 20% from 210 funds in Q3.

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Firm News

Paul, Weiss Adds Brad Brown, Former GC of Leading Investment Management Firm

Brad Brown has joined Paul, Weiss as a partner in the Private Funds Group. Brad was formerly partner and general counsel at 3G Capital, a major investment management firm.

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Publications

Credit Fundraising at a Glance (H2 2023)

Credit Fundraising at a Glance looks at the latest semiannual trends on global and U.S.-based credit fundraising. Credit fundraising declined in H2, with $89.8 billion raised globally, down 17% from $107.6 billion in H1, representing the weakest half year for fundraising since H1 2020. H2 also marked the lowest number of credit funds closed (92) in any half year over the last five years.

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Client News

Awards & Recognition

Matthew Goldstein Named a 2023 Law360 MVP in Fund Formation

Corporate partner Matthew Goldstein was honored as a Law360 2023 MVP in the Fund Formation category.

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Client News

Davidson Kempner Closes $3 Billion Opportunities Fund VI

Paul, Weiss advised Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP in the fundraising of Davidson Kempner Opportunities Fund VI with $3 billion in capital commitments.

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Publications

Aaron Schlaphoff Discusses New SEC Rules for Fund Managers With PitchBook

Corporate partner Aaron Schlaphoff spoke with PitchBook about the SEC’s recently approved rules and Investment Advisers Act amendments affecting private fund managers.

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Awards & Recognition

Conrad Van Loggerenberg Named a Law360 “Rising Star” in Fund Formation

Corporate partner Conrad van Loggerenberg was recognized as a Law360 2023 “Rising Star” in the Fund Formation category.

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Events

Udi Grofman, Maury Slevin and Bob Hirsh Participate in PLI Event on Advanced Issues in Private Funds

Corporate partners Udi Grofman and Maury Slevin, and of counsel Bob Hirsh participated in the program “Advanced Issues in Private Funds 2023,” hosted by the Practising Law Institute (PLI).

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Events

Lindsey Wiersma and Vicky Forrester Speak at PLI Private Equity Forum

Private funds partners Lindsey Wiersma and Vicky Forrester participated in Practising Law Institute’s 24th Annual Private Equity Forum.

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Awards & Recognition

Matt Abbott and Marco Masotti Recognized as “Dealmakers of the Year” by The American Lawyer

Corporate partners Matt Abbott and Marco Masotti were named among The American Lawyer’s 2023 “Dealmakers of the Year,” which honors the lawyers who drove the biggest deals of the past year.

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Client News

MPowered Capital Closes First Fund to Invest in Diverse Investment Talent

Paul, Weiss advised MPowered Capital, a women-led, independently-managed investment firm founded by Värde Partners co-founder Marcia Page, in the formation and final closing of MPowered Capital Access Fund I.

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Awards & Recognition

Amran Hussein Named a 2023 Notable Black Leader by Crain’s New York Business

Corporate partner Amran Hussein was recognized by Crain’s New York Business as a 2022 “Notable Black Leader,” a recognition awarded to accomplished professionals elevating the Black community in the New York City area.

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