Three Debevoise Partners Named “Dealmakers of the Year” by The American Lawyer

20 March 2024

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP investment management partners Jonathan Adler, Jason Auerbach and Rebecca Silberstein were named “Dealmakers of the Year” by The American Lawyer for advising Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the formation of CD&R Fund XII, an approximately $26 billion fund that is CD&R’s largest fund to date. The American Lawyer’s annual “Dealmaker of the Year” list recognizes the leading corporate lawyers and transactions of the previous year.

Mr. Adler’s practice focuses on advising sponsors of private investment funds, including buyout, growth capital, energy, infrastructure, credit and real estate funds. In addition to his work with U.S. and European funds, Mr. Adler has advised clients in establishing private equity funds, offices and joint ventures in various emerging markets, including Africa, India and South America.

Mr. Auerbach’s practice focuses on advising sponsors of private investment funds, co-investment vehicles and separately managed accounts covering numerous sectors and strategies including buyout, fund of funds, secondaries and growth capital funds.

Ms. Silberstein is Global Chair of the firm’s Investment Management Group. For over 30 years, she has advised private equity firms and financial sponsors of private investment funds, including global private equity, leveraged buyout, energy and infrastructure, banking and financial services, mezzanine, credit and distressed debt funds, as well as bespoke funds and separate accounts.

The Debevoise Investment Management Group has advised private investment firms on the formation of, and investors on the investment in, private investments funds in all major investment strategies and across all major jurisdictions. With a global regulatory network and deep international experience, the practice counsels across the entire life cycle of these complex products and vehicles – covering organization and economic arrangements for sponsors, fund formation, downstream transactions, exits, firm and fund restructurings, buy-side work, secondaries and wind downs.