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Private fund formation

Private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and other private investment vehicles are vital financial tools for many businesses. Porter Wright attorneys understand the critical nature of each stage—from formation and structure to due diligence and deployment of capital to exits.

For fund clients, we configure, negotiate and document investment terms, assist in developing the governance structure for general partners and investment managers, and guide leadership through applicable regulatory and securities laws compliance. After initial closings, we offer strategic guidance throughout the investment cycle, including helping to deploy capital in investments and acquisitions, addressing management and operational issues in portfolio companies, and developing efficient corporate and financing structures when needed. Porter Wright attorneys also work with stakeholders to harvest investments in a manner that maximizes value.

On the other side of the equation, we counsel investors on the essential legal considerations as they evaluate fund and private investment opportunities. We understand the pace of and customary terms offered in the market. We work with investors to effectively and efficiently identify less obvious concerns or terms that may create potential risk.

We also leverage our experience to advise companies considering the sale of a business to a private fund. Our attorneys structure, negotiate and document business sale agreements, including structuring details of roll-over equity arrangements. We support emerging business owners by helping them identify, negotiate and secure all stages of venture capital funding. We also work with established businesses to navigate equity and mezzanine financing from private funds.