London, May 23, 2023 – Proskauer, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that partner Nigel Van Zyl has been named in Financial News' annual list of Most Influential Lawyers for the second year in a row.
Nigel co-heads Proskauer’s private funds practice, where he leads lawyers across the Americas, Europe and Asia. He focuses on advising asset managers and investment advisers on their fundraisings, including the formation and ongoing maintenance and compliance of their funds, GP-led continuation funds and strategic transactions.
Nigel represents institutional investors, including fund of funds, sovereign wealth funds, and global asset managers, with respect to their investments into private equity and other alternative asset funds. He also advises buyers and sellers of secondary fund interests and the structures used for these transactions, including synthetic secondary and co-investment structures and preferred equity transactions.
Recently, Nigel has led on several major transactions in the private funds market. Most recently, Nigel has advised Bencis Capital Partners on the formation and closing of Bencis IV Continuation Fund and Leon Capital LLP on its acquisition of a majority stake in Xynteo. In 2022, Nigel advised One Peak on the formation of its latest fund, One Peak Growth III, which closed at its hard cap of $1 billion.
Nigel is counsel to some of Europe’s largest private equity investors and best-known for his work on buyout fund formation. He has been a go-to adviser for Hg Capital on all its buyout funds for more than two decades. He recently advised on their two major fundraisings; Saturn 3, which raised $11 billion, reaching its hard cap which makes it the largest European buyout fund to close in 2022 and Genesis 10, which reached its hard cap of $7.4 (Eur 6.75) billion.
Some of Nigel’s other clients include Tenzing Private Equity, Rivean Capital Partners, EMK Capital, Tenzing Private Equity, Adams Street Partners and G Square.
Read the complete list here: https://www.fnlondon.com/lists/fifty-most-influential-lawyers-2023
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