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Private Investment Funds

Bracewell & Giuliani’s private investment funds practice focuses on comprehensive legal solutions to the unique challenges of the world’s leading private equity and hedge funds. We regularly handle a variety of complex corporate, finance and restructuring transactions, including:

  • Acquisitions, investments and dispositions
  • Fund formation & organization
  • Portfolio company representation
  • Securities trading and capital structure arbitrage
  • Special situations, including in-court and out-of-court financial restructuring

The private investment funds group, coupled with our internationally recognized financial restructuring and energy practices, has developed a unique focus on funds pursuing energy infrastructure investments as well as opportunities-driven special situations/distressed investments. Our team of leading corporate and finance lawyers regularly draw upon lawyers in our firm's tax, litigation, broker-dealer & market regulation, government and regulatory, employment and benefits, labor, intellectual property, environmental, and real estate practices.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Rockland Capital, LLC in its purchase of substantially all of the assets of Beacon Power Corporation and Stephentown Regulation Services LLC, through a section 363 sale process in the sellers’ bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented USAA Real Estate in the purchase of 49% of the equity interest of Square Mile Capital Management, LLC, an investment advisor to a series of private equity funds focused on investing in distressed real estate, and related general partner interests in future funds advised by Square Mile.
  • Represented the Management Group Comprised of James H. Lee and Coby Stilp, in the acquisition of all outstanding limited and general partnership interests in Austin Capital Management, a fund of funds manager that, directly or indirectly, controls a portfolio of funds with an approximate aggregate net asset value of $160 million.
  • Represented MatlinPatterson Global Advisors in a follow-on investment to their $37 million acquisition of Crescent Resources LLC, a land development company.