London, October 4, 2023 – Proskauer, a leading international law firm, announced today that it has won “Law Firm of the Year – Fund Structuring” in this year’s Unquote British Private Equity Awards.
The awards showcase innovation and excellence within the UK private equity industry and are voted for by both clients and the wider industry.
Proskauer has previously won this award in 2019, 2020 and 2022.
During the judging period, our Private Funds team advised on the formation of 55 fund and bespoke vehicles with aggregate commitments in excess of $60.5+ billion.
Proskauer’s Private Funds Group offers the complete package of services to private funds and investors. With a team including specialists in fund formation, secondaries, tax, ERISA, regulation, fund finance, employment, litigation and risk management, the team understands the business objectives and dynamics of fund sponsors, limited partners and the private fund business as a whole.
Key work highlights during 2023 include representing Fidelio Capital on the closing of its latest €1b investment vehicle, Fidelio II; advising Bencis Capital Partners on the formation and closing of Bencis IV Continuation Fund; advising 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, G Square Capital I and G Square Capital II; representing Ardian in its role as lead investor in a GP-led transaction run by Norvestor; advising Blossom Capital on the formation of venture capital fund Blossom Capital III; representing Phoenix Court on the formation of seed and early stage VC funds LocalGlobe XII, Latitude III & Solar I and advising Hg on Hg Genesis 10.
Nigel van Zyl, partner and co-head of the Private Funds Group, comments, “This award is especially significant to us as it is voted on by our clients and the wider industry. We’re delighted to have once again been recognised for our work and would like to thank everyone for their continued support and trust in us. We are honoured to receive this recognition.”
We are 800+ lawyers serving clients from 12 offices located in the leading financial and business centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. We work with asset managers, private equity and venture capital firms, Fortune 500 and FTSE companies, major sports leagues, entertainment industry legends and industry-redefining companies.
From fund formations to exits and everything in between, Proskauer provides top-tier legal advice at every stage of the private equity life cycle. Whether structuring funds, negotiating deal terms, navigating the regulatory landscape, or providing innovative tax solutions, our lawyers understand the unique opportunities and dynamics of the industry. Our expert team of leading professionals has diverse experience across industries, disciplines and geographies. We consistently deliver innovative solutions to highly complex challenges across M&A, fund formations, secondaries (buy-side and GP-led), spin-offs, private placements, structured products and other transactions.