Sponsor Solutions

Sponsor Solutions
Our multidisciplinary practice harnesses Ropes & Gray’s collective knowledge and insight to offer private fund sponsors custom solutions to their complex legal, business and financial needs. 


Drawing on a wide range of practices—including our renowned private equity and private funds practices—as well as the unique capabilities of R&G Insights Lab, our sponsor solutions practice provides comprehensive services to sponsor clients to address key needs across their enterprises. We focus on sponsor clients as operating businesses with their own specific corporate structuring and human and financial capital issues.

Capital Solutions

The sponsor solutions team advises sponsors at every stage of the business life cycle, from founders’ and partners’ arrangements and compensation structuring to generational succession planning and other additions and departures, including lift-outs. We also represent sponsors in a broad range of capital transactions, including joint ventures, minority investments such as seeding arrangements and GP stakes transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Fund Solutions

The sponsor solutions team delivers innovative, market-leading solutions in connection with all types of fund secondary transactions, including continuation funds, fund recapitalizations and other structured secondary transactions, preferred equity deals, tender offers, and portfolio sales.

Finance Solutions

We develop novel debt financing arrangements that maximize both investment returns and operational efficiencies, including capital call subscription facilities, co-investment leverage facilities for fund professionals, management company borrowings, debt fund portfolio leverage facilities, and bank structured finance facilities for single-fund borrowers,.

Global Business, Operational and Risk Management Solutions

Working collaboratively across practice groups and geographies, we provide comprehensive global business, operational and risk management solutions for private fund sponsors covering complex regulatory compliance, anti-corruption and international risk, liability risk management and ESG, CSR and business and human rights compliance.

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