Blake Halperin is a partner in the Private Funds Group. He primarily focuses his practice on representing buyers and sellers, as well as private fund sponsors, in connection with complex secondary transactions, including traditional sales and purchases of fund interests as well as GP-Led transactions, including but not limited to, single asset spin-out arrangements, fund recapitalizations, preferred financings and “stapled” secondary transactions.
In addition, he regularly represents U.S. and non-U.S. institutional investors in their primary investments and co-investment opportunities in private investment funds, including buyout, energy, credit, mezzanine, healthcare, real estate, venture capital, special situation and secondary funds, as well as separate and other managed accounts.
Blake has significant experience with a diverse group of private investment firms and select representative sponsor clients include Accel KKR, Avego Healthcare Capital, Catalyst Investors, Core Capital Partners, DFW Capital Partners, Forest Investment Associates, ForgeLight, GEC, Globespan Capital Partners, Greycroft Partners, GTCR, Lateral Investment Management, Melkonian Capital Management, Method Advisors, New Leaf Venture Partners, Palladium Equity Partners, Summer Street Capital Partners, SV Health Investors, and WestCap, among others.
Blake also represents some of the most active secondary investors in the market, and select “buy-side” clients include Apollo Global Management (Sponsor and Secondary Solutions/S3), Ares Management (Credit Secondaries and Landmark Partners), Arrowhead Management, Atalaya Capital, Blackstone (Strategic Partners), Banner Ridge Partners, Commonfund Capital, CPP Investments (CPPIB), FlowStone Partners, GIC, HarbourVest Partners, Hollyport Capital, Lexington Partners, New Vintage Partners, Schroders, Timber Bay Partners and Whitehorse Liquidity Partners, among others.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Blake was a corporate associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.