Ropes & Gray Serves as Legal Counsel to Freeman Spogli on $1.85 Billion Raise for Fund VIII
Ropes & Gray served as legal counsel to Freeman Spogli & Co. on FS Equity Partners VIII, L.P. ("Fund VIII"). FS Equity Partners VIII announced its final close on Sept. 3 at its hard cap of $1.85 billion in capital commitments. Commitments to Fund VIII came from a diverse group of public and private pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, financial institutions and family offices.
Founded in 1983, Freeman Spogli is a private equity firm dedicated exclusively to investing in and partnering with management in middle market consumer and distribution companies in North America.
The Ropes & Gray team advising Freeman Spogli was led by asset management partner Amanda Persaud and included tax partner Jay Milkes, finance partner Steve Rutkovsky, ERISA partner Josh Lichtenstein, and associates Justin Floyd, August Jones-Loiacono, James Sullivan, April Herleikson, Nicole Krea, Jacob Sikora, Denise Sohn, Dan Li, and Abraham Rudy.