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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

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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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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Client News

Apollo Funds to Commit Up to $500 Million to Victory Park Capital’s Growth Lending Strategy

Paul, Weiss is advising Apollo Global Management, Inc. and entities, clients and funds managed by its affiliates in their commitment to invest up to $500 million in senior secured credit facilities originated by Victory Park Capital (VPC).

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Client News

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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Publications

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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Publications

PE Fundraising at a Glance (Q2 2021)

PE Fundraising at a Glance looks at the latest quarterly trends on global and U.S.-based private equity fundraising. In Q2, private equity fundraising surged with $230.9bn raised globally, up 29% from Q1. Buyout funds represented 73% of aggregate capital raised in Q2, including the closing of several mega buyout funds.

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Client News

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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Client News

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

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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Events

Udi Grofman Chairs PLI Program for Private Fund Attorneys

Corporate partner Udi Grofman will chair the second annual Practising Law Institute (PLI) “Advanced Issues in Private Funds” program. Corporate partner Victoria Forrester is also participating as a faculty member. 

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Publications

Paul, Weiss Article on Private Equity Fundraising Trends Featured in American Investment Council Newsletter

The February 28 newsletter by the American Investment Council, a leading private equity advocacy and resource organization, featured an article by corporate partners Marco Masotti and Conrad van Loggerenberg and associate Victoria Forrester.

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