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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. 

Publications

Victoria Forrester Highlights Opportunities for Junior Lawyers in Private Funds Practice in Vault

Corporate partner Victoria Forrester wrote an article, “Five Reasons to Become a Private Funds Lawyer,” highlighting how Paul, Weiss’s private funds practice can be a good fit for young lawyers seeking a dynamic, collaborative and business-minded practice.

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Publications

PE Fundraising at a Glance (Q3 2022)

PE Fundraising at a Glance looks at the latest quarterly trends in global and U.S.-based private equity fundraising. Amid the backdrop of the deterioration of the global economy, private equity fundraising continued to decline in Q3, down 17.5% from Q2. With a record number of private equity funds currently in the market, many LPs are already fully allocated for the remainder of 2022, and, as a result, many of the funds in the market are expected to push their final closings into 2023.

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Publications

Aaron Schlaphoff Discusses Uncertainty Surrounding New SEC Marketing Rule for Fund Managers in FundFire

Corporate partner Aaron Schlaphoff was extensively quoted in a FundFire article on the ways in which private fund managers are grappling with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new marketing rule, which takes effect on November 4.

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Client News

Clearlake Opportunities Partners III Fund Closes With $2.5 Billion in Commitments

Paul, Weiss advised Clearlake Capital Group in the formation of the Clearlake Opportunities Partners III fund (COP III), which held its final closing with $2.5 billion in commitments.

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Client News

Apollo Launches $4 Billion Sponsor and Secondary Solutions Business With ADIA

Paul, Weiss advised Apollo Global Management on the formation of its Sponsor and Secondary Solutions business (S3), which formally launched with $4 billion in commitments, including affiliated capital.

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Awards & Recognition

Vicky Forrester Named a Law360 “Rising Star” in Fund Formation

Corporate partner Vicky Forrester was recognized as a Law360 2022 “Rising Star” in the Fund Formation category.

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Client News

Clearlake Capital Acquires Chelsea Football Club in Consortium Deal

Paul, Weiss, acting as M&A and Funds counsel, advised Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in its acquisition of Chelsea Football Club in a consortium co-led with Todd Boehly, Chairman and CEO of Eldridge.

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Events

Udi Grofman Chaired Third Annual PLI Program for Private Fund Attorneys

Corporate partner Udi Grofman chaired the third annual Practising Law Institute (PLI) “Advanced Issues in Private Funds” program.

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Awards & Recognition

Conrad van Loggerenberg Recognized Among Private Equity International’s 40 Under 40

Corporate partner Conrad van Loggerenberg was named to the Private Equity International (PEI) 2022 “40 Under 40: Future Leaders of Private Equity” in the lawyer category.

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Events

Lindsey Wiersma Co-Chairs, Amran Hussein Spoke at PLI Private Equity Forum

Corporate partner Lindsey Wiersma co-chaired and corporate partner Amran Hussein participated in the Practising Law Institute’s 23rd Annual Private Equity Forum.

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Publications

Marco Masotti Discusses PE Industry Pushback Against New SEC Rules With Private Equity International

Private Funds Group Co-Head Marco Masotti discussed the private equity industry's pushback against the SEC’s proposed new rules with Private Equity International.

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Client News

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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Client News

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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