Investment Funds


Jennifer Bellah Maguire Los Angeles
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Edward Sopher New York
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Shukie Grossman New York
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The Investment Funds Practice Group specializes in the organization of private investment funds and the representation of fund management companies.  Typically representing the general partner or manager, we also represent other key participants in private funds, including strategic, seed and other investors, funds of funds, gatekeepers and advisers, placement agents and co-investors. 

The Investment Funds group's deep experience and broad market knowledge cover virtually all types of private investment funds and managed accounts across a wide range of formats and jurisdictions, including: 

  • Buyout and other private equity
  • Mezzanine and credit
  • Real estate
  • Infrastructure
  • Hedge
  • Energy/oil & gas
  • Funds of funds
  • Secondary funds
  • Co-investment
  • Distressed investments
  • Specialty strategy

Our clients include newly established firms, independent and joint venture boutiques, multistrategy investment management firms, and divisions of insurance companies, investment banks and other financial institutions. 

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Chambers-recognized Investment Funds Practice is anchored in our New York and Los Angeles offices, and includes a sophisticated, diverse team operating across Gibson Dunn's other U.S. offices, as well as our offices in London, Dubai and Hong Kong, where we have particular expertise in regionally focused funds.

We offer significant resources to fund manager clients in a broad range of areas, including:

  • Regulatory and compliance
  • SEC enforcement
  • Tax planning
  • Internal partnership arrangements
  • Management of ERISA plan assets
  • Strategic investments
  • Liquidity events for fund management firms
  • Fund restructurings
  • Fund level financings 

We have a leading practice in secondary sales of private equity fund interests, and we regularly represent several of the preeminent secondary funds.  We also have significant experience in M&A transactions involving fund management companies.

The group's members work closely in conjunction with our practices in:

  • Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Enforcement
  • Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance
  • Finance