Funds/Investment Management

Experience

    • Glendower Capital in its strategic partnership with CVC, creating a combined group with total assets under management of approximately €113 billion.
    • Top Tier European Venture Capital Fund SCSp, a €260 million European venture capital fund of funds.
    • Park Square Capital Partners IV, a €2.2 billion subordinated debt fund.
    • One Rock Capital Partners III, a $2 billion U.S. buyout fund.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund XI, a $16 billion North America and Western Europe fund.
    • PSG Europe, a €1.25 billion European growth fund.
    • A €1 billion+ global infrastructure fund launched by a major international financial investor.
    • KKR Asia Pacific Infrastructure Investors, a $3.9 billion Asia Pacific infrastructure fund.
    • Avanath Affordable Housing IV, a $760 million U.S. real estate fund.
    • Funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management in their investment in a Quid Capital venture, which will offer liquidity benefits to shareholders of high-growth private technology companies.
    • Pantheon as lead investor in Ergon svt Long Term Value Fund SCSp, a €270 million single-asset fund invested in svt, the leading European provider of passive fire protection products, installation and restoration management services.
    • An infrastructure fund managed by EQT in a subscription facility of initially €2.7 billion (with an upper limit of around €5 billion) with a large club of lenders. The facility incorporates innovative environmental, social and governance mechanics, which impact the margin payable to the lenders.
    • LeapFrog Investments in its $500 million partnership with Temasek, including Temasek taking a minority stake in LeapFrog, and a multi-fund investment by Temasek to anchor LeapFrog’s future funds.
    • Oak HC/FT in the formation of Oak HC/FT Partners IV, a $1.4 billion U.S. venture fund investing in healthcare and financial services sectors.
    • Pantheon in its equity investment as part of the proposed £2 billion takeover by KKR of John Laing Group plc.
    • A flagship private equity fund managed by EQT in a subscription facility of initially more than €2.3 billion (with an upper limit of €5 billion) with a large club of lenders. The facility incorporates innovative environmental, social and governance mechanics, which impact the margin payable to the lenders. At the transaction date, it is the first ESG-linked subscription facility of this size across the global fund finance markets. The work was recognized by the British Legal Awards in naming Debevoise as its Banking and Finance Team of the Year.
    • GHO Capital Fund II, a €975 million fund which was Europe’s largest ever healthcare fund at the time of closing.
    • Providence Equity Partners VIII, a $6 billion global media, entertainment and communications fund.
    • Crown Global Secondaries V, a $4.5 billion private equity secondaries fund.
    • Glendower Capital Secondary Opportunities Fund IV, a $2.7 billion global secondary private equity fund.
    • Novum Capital Special Opportunities Fund II, a €100 million private equity fund targeting investments in the DACH region.
    • KKR Core Investments Partnership SCSp, a $626 million fund organized to make co-investments in “Core” private equity transactions, together with a €1.5 billion fund of one also organized to pursue the strategy.
    • Vinci Capital Partners Fund III, a $1 billion private equity fund program.
    • LeapFrog Emerging Consumer Fund III, a $700 million emerging markets-focused impact fund.
    • DouglasBay Capital III Fund, a European fund making investments in small and micro-cap listed companies.
    • Schneider Electric in its joint venture with The Carlyle Group to develop energy management and automation solutions for critical infrastructure projects.
    • Apera Asset Management’s private debt platform, a €750 million platform focussing on senior secured loans to lower mid-market businesses in German-speaking Europe, France, Benelux, the UK and Northern Europe.
    • Tishman Speyer European Real Estate Venture Fund VIII, a €750 million Europe real estate fund.
    • Canson Capital Partners (York) Co-Investment, a $100 co-investment fund.
    • The Carlyle Group in its strategic partnership with AIG to position DSA Re as a platform to provide solutions for insurance liabilities globally.
    • Ply Gem and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in Ply Gem’s $5.5 billion stock-for-stock combination with NCI Building Systems.
    • SunSource, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its acquisition of United Distribution Group, one of the largest distributors of industrial components and assemblies in North America.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its formation of a joint venture with WPT Industrial REIT and AIMCo to aggregate a portfolio of industrial properties in the U.S.
    • HarbourVest Partners in the formation of Dover Street X, an $8.1 billion global secondaries fund.
    • Advantage Partners’ Asia Fund, a $380 million fund investing in small to mid-cap companies across Asia.
    • Glendower Capital in its role as part of a consortium of blue-chip institutional investors to invest approximately $530 million in six companies controlled by Argonne Capital Group.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the formation of a joint venture with JBG SMITH to develop and own 1900 N Street, an office building located in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C.
    • HarbourVest Partners in its role as a lead investor in the restructuring of Eos Capital Partners III and Eos Capital Partners IV.
    • EIG in the formation of a joint venture with FS Investments to manage the $4 billion FS Energy and Power Fund.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of SunSource, a distributor of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power products in the U.S. and Canada.
    • OppenheimerFunds in a joint venture with The Carlyle Group, which will provide global private credit opportunities for the wealth market.
    • Temasek in its strategic investment in BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services.
    • HarbourVest Partners Co-Investment Fund IV, a $1.75 billion global buyout/growth equity fund.
    • EQT Real Estate I, a €420 million Europe real estate fund.
    • HarbourVest Partners in its acquisition of stakes in MML Capital Partners Funds V and VI from Varma Mutual Fund Pension Insurance Company.
    • EIG in the establishment of its $2 billion credit platform, comprised of multiple fund vehicles and a separately managed account, to make debt investments in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
    • Metric Capital Partners in its €100 million subscription facility with Citibank.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund X, a $10 billion North America and Europe buyout fund.
    • MCP Private Capital Fund III, an €850 million European special opportunities fund.
    • One Rock Capital Partners II, a $964 million U.S. buyout fund.
    • VIG Partners International Fund III, a $600 million fund targeting investment in Korea.
    • One Equity Partners VI, a $1.65 billion U.S. and Western Europe buyout fund.
    • Crescent Mezzanine Partners VII, a $4.6 billion U.S. mezzanine fund.
    • Carmel Partners Investment Fund VI, a $1 billion U.S. real estate fund.
    • Rockwood Capital Real Estate Partners Fund X, a $1.1 billion U.S. real estate fund.
    • Kelso & Company in its investment in Premia Holdings, a newly-formed property and casualty insurance and reinsurance group focused on providing runoff solutions.
    • North Haven Capital Partners VI, a $1.5 billion global buyout fund.
    • Prudential Capital Partners V, a $1.8 billion U.S. mezzanine fund.
    • Glendon Opportunities Fund II, a $2.5 billion global credit opportunities fund.
    • Dover Street IX, a $4.77 billion global secondaries fund.
    • GSO Capital Opportunities Fund III, a $6.5 billion global mezzanine fund.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its investment in Pathway Partners, a leading veterinary hospital owner and operator.
    • Littlejohn & Co. in the sale of a minority interest in the firm’s management companies and general partners to Goldman Sachs Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group.
    • Park Square Capital Partners III, a €1.2 billion subordinated debt fund.
    • HarbourVest Partners in its acquisition from Bank of America of the BAML Capital Access Funds group, a private equity fund-of- funds manager focused on opportunities with emerging managers, diverse managers, the lower middle market and other underserved markets.
    • Prudential Financial in its $350 million partnership with LeapFrog Investments, targeting investments in life insurance companies in Africa.
    • Newport Global Advisors in the recapitalization of Newport Global Opportunities Fund LP. In the transaction, investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley, LGT Capital and other syndicate investors committed capital to a newly formed Newport-managed fund that acquired substantially all of the portfolio of the existing fund. Existing limited partners elected to either roll their interests into the new fund or receive cash in respect of their interest.
    • American Securities and P2 Capital Partners in their $855 million acquisition of Blount International.
    • Guardian in its sale of RS Investments to Victory Capital.
    • Eaton Partners in its sale to Stifel Financial.
    • Newport Global Advisors in the recapitalization of Newport Global Opportunities Fund LP.
    • Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of a majority interest in the asset management business of AR Capital (subsequently withdrawn), its acquisition of the wholesale distribution business of RCS Capital and its substantial minority equity investment in RCS Capital. (Terminated)
    • Exponent Private Equity Partners III, a £1 billion UK buyout fund.
    • Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VI, a $4 billion pan-Asia private equity fund.
    • HarbourVest Partners in the secondary acquisition of limited partnership interests in Doughty Hanson & Co Limited Partnerships IV and V, and proposed commitment to Doughty Hanson & Co Limited Partnerships VI, in a stapled transaction.
    • One Equity Secondary Fund, a $1.5 billion U.S. secondaries fund.
    • Ares European Real Estate Fund IV, a $1.3 billion Europe real estate fund.
    • Deutsche Bank Secondary Opportunities Fund III, a $1.65 billion U.S. and Europe secondaries fund.
    • Europa Fund IV, a €603 million Europe real estate fund.
    • Carmel Partners Investment Fund V, a $1.025 billion U.S. real estate fund.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund IX, a $6.25 billion North America and Europe buyout fund.
    • Littlejohn Fund V, a $2 billion U.S. distressed fund.
    • Pharos Capital Partners III, a $525 million U.S. growth equity fund program focused on the healthcare and business services sectors.
    • KKR Energy Income and Growth Fund I, a $2 billion energy and natural resources fund.
    • Odyssey Investment Partners Fund V, a $2 billion U.S. buyout fund.
    • Trident VI, a $4.25 billion global financial services buyout fund.
    • EIG Energy Fund XVI, a $6 billion energy and energy-related infrastructure fund.
    • Dover Street VIII, a $3.6 billion secondaries fund.
    • Providence Equity Partners VII, a $5.1 billion global media and communications fund.
    • Oaktree Opportunities Fund IX, a $5.1 billion global distressed debt fund.
    • Prudential Capital Partners IV, a $1.15 billion U.S. mezzanine fund.
    • Global Infrastructure Partners II, an $8.25 billion infrastructure fund.
    • Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund V, a $1.5 billion Russia CIS buyout fund.
    • Baring Asia Private Equity Fund V, a $2.5 billion Asia growth capital fund.
    • Hony Capital Fund VIII, a $2.2 billion China buyout fund.
    • Providence Debt Opportunity Fund II, a $721 million senior credit and credit opportunities fund.
    • Carlyle South America Buyout Fund, a $1 billion South America buyout fund.
    • Vinci Capital Partners II, a $1.4 billion Brazil fund.
    • EQT Credit Fund II, an €874 million Europe credit opportunities fund.
    • Global Infrastructure Partners III, a $15.8 billion infrastructure fund.
    • JFL Equity Investors IV, an $833 million buyout fund.
    • Park Square Capital Partners II, an €850 million mezzanine debt fund.
    • Navis Asia Fund IV, a $1.16 billion Asia buyout fund.
    • Morgan Stanley Credit Partners II, a $963 million credit opportunities fund.
    • Oaktree Principal Fund V, a $2.8 billion global distressed fund.
    • Carlyle MENA Partners, a $500 million Middle East and North Africa buyout fund.
    • Oaktree PPIP Fund, a $4.6 billion fund making investments in CMBS under the U.S. Treasury Department's Public-Private Investment Program.
    • Kelso Investment Associates VIII, a $5.1 billion U.S. buyout fund.
    • TPF II (Tenaska), a $2.4 billion U.S. energy fund.
    • Doughty Hanson & Co. Fund V, a €3 billion Europe buyout fund.
    • Carlyle Europe Partners IV, a €3.75 billion Europe buyout fund.
    • SAIF Partners IV, a $1.3 billion Asia and India growth capital fund.
    • Oaktree European Principal Fund III, a €3.16 billion Europe distressed buyout fund.
    • HarbourVest International Private Equity Partners VI , a €2.14 billion global investment program.
    • Capital International Private Equity Fund VI, a $3 billion global emerging markets fund.
    • HarbourVest Partners IX, a $2.7 billion investment program.
    • Oaktree Real Estate Opportunities Fund VI, a $2.7 billion global real estate fund.
    • FFL Capital Partners IV, a $2 billion North America buyout fund.
    • Diamond Castle Partners IV, a $1.8 billion U.S. buyout fund.
    • North Haven Private Equity Asia IV, a $1.7 billion Asia buyout fund.
    • Och-Ziff Real Estate Fund III, a $1.5 billion U.S. real estate fund.
    • Carlyle Asia Growth Partners IV, a $1 billion Asia growth capital fund.
    • Rockpoint Core Plus Real Estate Fund I, a $950 million U.S. real estate fund.
    • Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund, a $698 million Sub-Saharan Africa fund.
    • Rockwood Capital Real Estate Partners Fund IX, a $678 million U.S. real estate fund.
    • Carlyle Europe Technology Partners III, a €656 million Europe growth capital/technology fund.
    • Tishman Speyer Brazil Fund III, a $450 million Brazil real estate fund.
    • Carlyle Peru Fund, a $308 million Peru buyout/venture fund.
    • Carlyle Cardinal Ireland Fund, a €300 million Ireland-focused growth capital fund.
    • Gramercy Distressed Opportunity Fund II, a $300 million emerging markets distressed credit fund.
    • Park Square Capital Credit Opportunities II, a $2.4 billion senior debt programme.
    • P2 Capital Partners in its $1.1 billion take-private acquisition, together with funds managed by the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs, of Interline Brands, a leading distributor of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations products.