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General Atlantic Closes Sixth Flagship Growth Equity Fund at $7.8 Billion

Paul, Weiss advised General Atlantic in connection with its sixth flagship fund, GA 2021, which closed at $7.8 billion, above its initial target of $5 billion.

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Paul, Weiss Funds Partners Publish Private Equity Fundraising Article in Private Equity Law Report

Private Funds Group Global Co-Head Marco Masotti and funds partners Victoria Forrester and Matthew Goldstein published an article discussing private equity fundraising trends in Private Equity Law Report.

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Awards & Recognition

Matthew Goldstein Named Law360 Rising Star in Fund Formation

Corporate partner Matthew Goldstein was honored with a Law360 2021 Rising Stars Award in the Fund Formation category.

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General Atlantic Completes $3 Billion Continuation Fund to Support Continued Growth of Four Portfolio Companies

Paul, Weiss advised General Atlantic in its first multi-asset continuation fund, which allows it to retain existing stakes in four of its portfolio companies.

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Marco Masotti Provides Insights for Buyouts Article on Special Opportunities Strategies

Corporate partner and Private Funds Group global co-head Marco Masotti was acknowledged for his contributions to a story on the rise of special opportunities strategies, “The Wizards of Opps: Blackstone and the Rise of Special Opportunities Strategies,” in Buyouts magazine.

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Grain Management Closes Flagship and Spectrum Funds with $3.75 Billion in Total Commitments

Paul, Weiss advised Grain Management in the formation and fundraising of its flagship fund Grain Communications Opportunity Fund III, L.P. (GCOF III) and its spectrum-focused investment vehicle Grain Spectrum Holdings III, L.P. (GSH III).

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2021 SEC Examination Priorities for Private Fund Advisers

The SEC’s Division of Examinations announced its examination priorities for 2021. The Division emphasized that culture and “tone at the top” are key to effective compliance programs and noted several hallmarks of effective compliance programs. 

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PE Fundraising at a Glance (Q3 2021)

PE Fundraising at a Glance looks at the latest quarterly trends on global and U.S.-based private equity fundraising. Private equity funds raised $476 billion globally during the first three quarters of 2021, the largest year-to-end-September total in the last five years. Growth strategy funds and buyout funds represented 40% and 38%, respectively, of aggregate capital raised globally in Q3.

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Apollo Closes on $2.34 Billion in Commitments for Accord Fund IV

Paul, Weiss represented Apollo Global Management, Inc. in raising of approximately $2.34 billion in commitments for Apollo Accord Fund IV, its dislocated credit offering.

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Awards & Recognition

Law360 Recognizes Four Paul, Weiss Practice Groups Among the Year’s Best

Paul, Weiss won four Law360 “Practice Group of the Year” recognitions for the firm’s achievements in 2020 in the Capital Markets, Fund Formation, Private Equity and Securities categories.

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Värde Partners Raises $1.6 Billion in Inaugural Dislocation Fund

Paul, Weiss advised Värde Partners in the raising of Värde Dislocation Fund, which held its final closing with approximately $1.6 billion in commitments, exceeding its $1 billion target in five months of fundraising.

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Client News

Paul, Weiss Advises Apollo on $12 Billion Direct Lending Platform

As widely reported, Paul, Weiss advised Apollo Global Management, Inc. in the formation of Apollo Strategic Origination Partners, a new direct lending origination platform expected to provide approximately $12 billion in financings over the next three years.

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