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Ropes & Gray Advises Paine Schwartz Partners on $1.425 Billion Food Chain Fund V

Practices: Asset Management, Private Funds, Private Equity, Sponsor Representation

Ropes & Gray advised Paine Schwartz Partners, a global leader in sustainable food chain investing, on Paine Schwartz Food Chain Fund V, L.P. ("Fund V"). The fund announced its final closing on Oct. 1 at $1.425 billion of total capital commitments.

Fund V exceeded its original target and hard cap due to oversubscribed demand and strong support from its investors.  Fund V is Paine Schwartz's largest fund to date, representing a global base of limited partners from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

The Ropes & Gray team advising Paine Schwartz Partners was led by asset management partner Amanda Persaud and included tax partner Jay Milkes, finance partner Steve Rutkovsky, finance counsel Patricia Teixeira Wyrwoll, associates James Sullivan, Jennifer Geffner, Brandon Krueger, Justin Gaudenzi, Ezekiel Hillel Zvi Nadler, Alexa Voskerichian, Sydney Leavens, Gabriel Cooper-Winnick, August Jones-Loiacono and Michael Shulman.

Amanda Persaud, Ropes & Gray asset management partner, said, “We are pleased to have partnered with Paine Schwartz in bringing together a diverse, global base of investors focused on food and agribusiness who are committed to Paine Schwartz’s strong record as a market leader in sustainable food investing.”

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