At Nixon Peabody, we recognize that today’s global, fast-paced economy and ever-changing regulatory landscape pose a number of challenges to players in the private investment funds market. We specialize in helping fund sponsors and institutional investors manage their operations and strategies to overcome these challenges.
Nixon Peabody is a national leader in the private equity industry, both in terms of funds negotiated/structured and deals closed. In the past year alone, we represented a broad scope of sponsors and institutional investors in connection with more than 387 fund transactions in the U.S. and abroad. For eight years running, the Private Equity Analyst has ranked Nixon Peabody among the most active law firms for fund formation and investments (#3 in 2012).
Our clients include funds investing throughout the industry, including funds focused on buyout, venture, hedge, real estate, debt, distressed, and other investment strategies. We also represent a number of leading funds of funds and other global institutional investors who invest in a broad spectrum of private investment funds.
Nixon Peabody represents fund sponsors, institutional investors, private equity and venture capital funds, and high-net-worth individuals. We advise clients on fund formation and management issues, and continue to provide advice on related matters as a transaction progresses. We also counsel investors on restructuring and recapitalizing portfolio companies that hold significant future potential.
In addition to our involvement with the formation of funds, we provide counsel to major institutional investors on the key issues affecting their investments. Our ERISA attorneys have extensive experience with pension funds and qualified retirement or governmental plans.
Because of our experience representing both funds and investors, we understand the concerns of clients on both sides of the table. This perspective enables us to emphasize the practical aspects of organizing and operating a fund while taking into account market conditions and the relative bargaining power of the parties involved.