Alternative Investments

Hamilton Clarke’s Alternative Investment practice has vast experience in forming and structuring private equity, venture capital, hedge and real estate funds.  We have advised on funds from first time, $20 million funds to funds that raised over $2.5 billion. 

We advise fund managers on operational and regulatory matters, SEC matters including compliance, audit and investigations, restructuring funds and fund groups, investment transactions and litigation. 

Our attorneys also have significant experience structuring management companies, including both governance and compensation arrangements, and sales, acquisitions, spin-offs, business divorces, and exit strategies.

Representative Experience:

  • Leading real estate private equity firm in the launch of a $2.5 billion fund
  • Leading real estate private equity firm in connection with a $600 million managed account with a state pension fund
  • A major credit fund in the formation of a group of investment vehicles to acquire NPLs and residential properties
  • Top 10 UK credit hedge fund manager in restructuring 8 fund groups, forming multiple funds, and setting up a U.S. presence
  • Leading credit asset manager in its participation in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Public-Private Investment Program during the great financial crisis, including structuring and launching the Public-Private Investment Fund
  • Formation of high frequency trading hedge fund
  • Former Goldman Sachs head of municipal trading, in his partnership with a private equity firm to establish a new muni trading fund
  • Formation of a Japan-based hedge fund
  • A joint venture in the formation of a China-focused clean tech fund - the first fund to gain Chinese governmental approval to combine local and foreign investment capital into one vehicle
  • Leading emerging market hedge fund manager in the formation of a unique hybrid emerging market sovereign debt vehicle with interests registered in Euroclear to provide OTC liquidity in the secondary market
  • Formation of $1.5 billion credit opportunity fund
  • A leading entertainment finance fund in connection with the formation of a private equity fund
  • Formation of an Asian-based private equity firm
  • A physical art asset manager in the formation of a fund to invest in physical art to be marketed in conjunction with Neuberger Berman
  • Formation of a closed-end fund to invest in SPACs
  • Captive capital affiliate of an emerging markets fund in connection with the formation of a special purpose private equity fund to acquire a leading Eastern European cable/telecom company
  • The investment management division of a large insurance company in the formation of one of the world’s first Shariah-compliant hedge funds, in joint venture with a Kuwaiti sovereign entity and a Kuwaiti bank
  • Formation of a hospitality private equity fund to invest in India, targeting Middle Eastern investors
  • A UK-managed distressed debt fund in connection with the formation of various credit funds.