Alex Chauvin

Counsel

Alex Chauvin
  • LLM, Cornell Law School, 2013
  • MA (French and Anglo-American Corporate Law), with High Honors, “Mention Bien”, Université Paris X Nanterre, 2012
  • BA (French and Anglo-American Law), With Honors, ”Mention Assez Bien”, Université Paris X Nanterre, 2011

Qualifications

  • New York, 2014
  • French
  • German (proficient)

Alex Chauvin

Counsel

Alex Chauvin is counsel in the asset management group in London.

Alex’s practice focuses on various areas of corporate law, including representing investment managers in all aspects of their business and operations and with a particular emphasis on the formation of U.S. and European private alternative investment funds and structuring and executing secondaries transactions.

With respect to secondaries transactions, Alex’s experience spans across advising on GP-led solutions, fund restructurings, portfolio sales and other liquidity solutions, in both the U.S. and Europe. Secondaries Investor named Alex to its 2020 list of the “Next Gen Leaders of Secondaries.”

Alex joined Ropes & Gray in 2022, and was previously in the investment funds practice with another major global law firm. 

Experience

Fund Formation

  • A leading California-based investment firm in the formation of its approximately $7 billion flagship fund as well as its latest flagship fund, approximated at $12 billion*
  • One of the world’s largest credit asset managers in the formation of its $4.5 billion energy focused credit fund*

GP-Led Secondary Transactions

  • A leading California-based investment firm with respect to two single-asset GP-led deals which involved the transfer of the Ivanti and Wheels Pro portfolio companies to newly created continuation funds*
  • A GP-led, single-asset deal, transferring Allied Universal, a Warburg Pincus Fund XI portfolio company, into a newly created $1.4 billion continuation fund*
  • Warburg Pincus in the formation of a new private equity fund backed by leading secondary market participants and which raised approximately $1.2 billion of capital to acquire minority interests in 29 Asian portfolio investments held by Warburg Pincus’ $11 billion Fund XI*

Secondary Acquisitions

  • A Canadian pension fund in connection with its secondary market sale of a portfolio of private equity fund interests to a European private investment company for approximately US$1.1 billion*
  • HarbourVest on its purchases of secondary interests from Swiss Re and Nomura*
  • A leading secondary investor in connection with its secondary market acquisition of a portfolio of real estate fund interests from a well-known U.S. university’s endowment with a transaction value of approximately $1.6 billion, including assumption of unfunded commitments*
  • A sell-side transaction for a Canadian public pension fund where the buyer was Portfolio Advisors*

Buy-Side Transactions

  • Committed Advisors:
    • as the lead investor in a fund recapitalization*
    • in its purchases of fund interests from institutional sellers*
  • A tender offer transaction with a private equity sponsor*
  • A leading global investor in the alternative asset secondary market in connection with their investment as lead investor in a GP-led continuation fund managed by a European PE firm*

Preferred Equity Transactions

  • A Canadian secondaries investor in connection with their preferred investment in a credit fund managed by AIC*
  • A private equity firm in the context of 17Capital’s preferred equity investment in its Fund II*

Other Select Matters

  • Kinderhook Industries, LLC in its $460 million recapitalization of Kinderhook Capital Fund III, L.P.*
  • A leading global investor in the alternative asset secondary market on a buy-side transaction where the seller was Macquarie*
  • A global alternatives firm on a GP-led tender offer led and where the buyers were A leading global investor in the alternative asset secondary market  and Optimize*

*Representations prior to joining Ropes & Gray

Publications

Disclaimer

Ropes & Gray International LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Delaware, United States of America and is a recognised body regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (with registered number 521000).
  • LLM, Cornell Law School, 2013
  • MA (French and Anglo-American Corporate Law), with High Honors, “Mention Bien”, Université Paris X Nanterre, 2012
  • BA (French and Anglo-American Law), With Honors, ”Mention Assez Bien”, Université Paris X Nanterre, 2011

Qualifications

  • New York, 2014
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