Manning Fulton is proud to offer an active fund formation and private equity practice, providing a wide range of legal services to private equity funds, investment managers, venture capital funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, angel investors, financial institutions and strategic corporate investors. Our experienced team of attorneys offers strategic and targeted counseling in connection with everything from the initial fund formation, related regulatory compliance and internal governance, to assist with planning, structuring, negotiating and documenting virtually every type of private fund investment or exit. The interdisciplinary team at Manning Fulton has dozens of years of experience partnering with clients to find the custom solution for addressing their specific fund formation and private equity needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
On the fund representation side, our group focuses primarily on private investment funds that are exempt from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940. On the investor representation side, we counsel a wide range of investors, including fund principals, high net worth individuals, limited partners, seed investors, and family offices in their review and assessment of funds and other investment opportunities. We have also counseled operating company clients selling to private equity fund buyers in transactions ranging from $5 million to more than $1 billion.
Our experience extends to helping clients navigate a variety of transactions in the private equity and fund formation space, including:
- Leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations
- Management buy-ins and buy-outs
- Mezzanine investments
- Exit transactions
- Club deals
- Early-stage venture and angel investments
- Portfolio company due diligence and acquisitions
- Divestitures and spin-offs
- Later stage growth investment
Our attorneys also frequently act as outside counsel to portfolio companies of some of our private equity clients, and we are proud to provide a full range of legal services in this context, including corporate governance, executive compensation, intellectual property, debt and equity financing, real estate and litigation.
Additionally, Manning Fulton attorneys represent funds and investors in a wide range of investment areas from data centers, software-as-a-service, and mobile to biotechnology, real estate, and more traditional industries.