Vinson & Elkins represents sponsors and managers with a variety of investment strategies and structures in forming, operating, and investing in private funds. Our clients range from large sponsors to start-ups, institutional investors, and family offices. In addition to our extensive general fund formation experience, we are well versed in establishing strategic partnerships for private equity and real estate funds, co-investments and seeding transactions, and the formation of single investor funds and separate accounts.
V&E’s manager-side and investor-side practices function
as an integrated team. We work together
closely to understand developing issues, market trends, and fund structures.
This collaboration gives our lawyers critical knowledge and a unique market
Our Clients a Competitive Advantage
of our Private Investment Funds team have experience in private equity acquisitions and
dispositions, accessing credit and capital markets, and general corporate mergers and acquisitions, giving them an understanding of key drivers and the complete life
cycle of the investment funds business. We have extensive capabilities in
the formation of energy-focused funds, leveraging the firm’s world-class
reputation in the industry, and we are knowledgeable on the issues unique to
them. In addition, our lawyers were instrumental in pioneering the strategic
partnership structure. Clients value our focus on individualized attention and
responsiveness to their needs.
Private Investment Funds team draws support from other areas of the firm, including domestic and international taxation, tax
structuring, securities and investment company laws, commodities
regulations, partnership law, and ERISA, offering our clients an integrated
approach to fundraising and structuring. Using lawyers from these various
practice areas, we help clients create fund investment structures that maximize
returns to investors.
Investors & Other Limited Partners
limited partner clients include institutional investors such as public and
private pension funds, foreign government-sponsored enterprises, large university
endowment funds, family offices, and foundations. These limited partners review
hundreds of investments each year, giving V&E exposure to constantly
shifting market terms and trends and unparalleled familiarity with tax and
legal issues associated with these types of clients. With the insights from our
broad client base, we provide individualized business and legal advice for all
of the firm’s institutional investor and general partner clients.