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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. 

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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Publications

Credit Fundraising at a Glance (H1 2022)

Credit Fundraising at a Glance looks at the latest semiannual trends on global and U.S.-based credit fundraising. Amid the backdrop of the deterioration of the global economy, credit fundraising declined in H1 2022, with credit funds raising $78.8bn globally, down 32% from the record-breaking high of $116.3bn raised in H2 2021. In addition, fewer funds reached a final close globally in H1 than in any other six-month period in the past five years.

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Publications

PE Fundraising at a Glance (Q2 2022)

PE Fundraising at a Glance looks at the latest quarterly trends on 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 Q2, down 9% from Q1. With a record number of private equity funds currently in the market, some LPs may have to make tough decisions on allocations or already be fully allocated for the remainder of 2022.

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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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Firm News

Leading Regulatory Lawyer Joins Paul, Weiss’s Investment Management Practice

Aaron J. Schlaphoff has joined the firm as a partner in the Private Funds Group within the Corporate Department, based in New York. Aaron, a seasoned asset management industry practitioner, advises some of the largest global investment firms on a wide range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters.

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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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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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