Investment Management

Robinson+Cole's investment management clients engage in an evergreen cycle of raising capital, investing capital, and harvesting these investments. In connection with this cycle, our lawyers act as advisers to private equity and venture capital firms and other fund sponsors, including financial institutions, that, directly or as limited partners, provide debt and equity capital for private equity transactions. Our lifecycle relationships with our clients allow us to develop a deep understanding of our clients' businesses and investment objectives so that we can tailor pragmatic solutions to complex problems.

We advise all types of funds and their sponsors, regardless of the geographic or industry focus, including traditional private equity funds, buyout funds, co-investment funds, hedge funds, mezzanine funds, real estate funds and venture capital funds, with an emphasis on funds exempt from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940. We work closely with sponsors to prepare offering materials; draft and negotiate partnership agreements, side letters, and management agreements; review subscriptions; and provide ongoing compliance and reporting advice through and after the final closing. We provide experienced and sophisticated advice regarding the development and execution of investment and exit strategies, and the creation of value through acquisitions, divestitures, and innovative financing techniques. Our practical experience includes a broad array of transactions, including asset and stock purchases, mergers, management and leveraged buyouts, public-to-private transactions, seed and venture capital investments, follow-on acquisitions, and all forms of exit transactions, including initial public offerings, recapitalizations, and sales and other dispositions to both strategic and financial buyers.

As part of our comprehensive representation of fund sponsors, we advise clients on compliance issues associated with the increasingly complex regulatory regimes that apply to investment funds, including advice and guidance with respect to the registration of investment advisers and ongoing operations issues that arise under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and its related rules and regulations, as well as similar state regulatory regimes.

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