Matthew Holt serves as counsel in the asset management group in Washington, D.C. 

Matthew’s practice focuses on sponsor-side fund formation work across a diverse range of open and closed-end fund products, including private funds, managed accounts, co-investment vehicles and fund-of-one vehicles. The funds he has advised operate in the U.S., Europe and Asia and invest across credit, energy, infrastructure, real estate, health care and consumer goods industries.

Matthew is experienced in managing all aspects of the fund formation process, including drafting offering and governing documents, conducting investor negotiations, navigating U.S. and global regulatory compliance and implementing tax-efficient sponsor ownership and control structures.

Matthew also assists private equity firms in connection with daily operations, registered investment adviser and broker-dealer compliance matters, portfolio investment transactions, litigation management and sponsor-level strategic sales and acquisitions. 

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray in 2022, Matthew was a senior associate in the investment funds practice of another global law firm in Washington, D.C.

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