London, April 25, 2022 – 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.
As co-head of the Private Funds group, Nigel specializes in advising asset managers, institutional investors and investment advisors across the full spectrum of investment fund matters. specializes in advising asset managers, institutional investors and investment advisors across the full spectrum of investment fund matters.
Nigel is praised for his keen business sense and practical approach and advises leading international fund managers on all aspects of their fund business, including the formation, raising, maintenance and ongoing operation and compliance of their investment funds. He also advises on internal governance, compliance and organization, carried interest and co-investment arrangements, spinouts, re-organizations and restructurings.
Recently, Nigel has led on several major transactions in the private funds market. Nigel advised 17Capital on the closing of its inaugural NAV lending fund and G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP on the closing of a €500m continuation fund in connection with the acquisition of three existing assets from two of its existing funds.
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 HgCapital on all its buyout funds for more than a decade and advised on Hg’s recent $10bn-plus simultaneous tripe fundraising for Hg Saturn 2, Hg Genesis 9 and Hg Mercury 3. His other clients include Tenzing Private Equity, Gilde Buy Out Partners, EMK Capital and G Square.
Under Nigel’s co-leadership with Monica Arora and Howard Beber, the Private Funds team has advised on more than 425 secondaries transactions for over 65 different secondary clients globally, with aggregate deal values approximately $62 billion over the past twelve months. In the past twelve months, the team has also advised on the formation of 25 secondaries funds targeting more than $20 billion in capital commitments and on the formation of over 300 funds and bespoke investor vehicles globally, representing more than $150 billion in targeted commitments.
Read the complete list here: https://www.fnlondon.com/articles/meet-financial-news-top-50-legal-stars-20220424
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