Asset Management M&A

With a seasoned team of more than 140 asset management and M&A attorneys worldwide, we bring to the table a rare blend of legal know-how and business savvy with both intricate fund matters and complex M&A deals—we know asset managers, and we know M&A.  


Combining Technical and Industry Knowledge 

With renowned attorneys in every legal discipline critical to the practice of asset management M&A and a keen awareness of this sector’s regulatory landscape and business realities, Ropes & Gray is well positioned to navigate all phases of a transaction seamlessly.

Our attorneys stay ahead of the curve with their grasp of the key legal, commercial, economic and regulatory issues and trends in the asset management industry. We keep abreast of evolving market terms and practices—including valuation, methods to bridge valuation gaps, and employment and equity terms with founders and senior investment professionals, among others—to skillfully guide our asset management M&A clients in weighing strategic alternatives.

Whether advising investment management firms, private equity firms, hedge funds, registered investment advisors, financial advisers, public companies or institutional investors in an M&A deal, we speak the language of the asset management sector and move easily across the full spectrum of private and registered fund structures and vehicles, investment strategies, asset types, and industries.

Delivering Practical and Innovative Solutions 

Recognized as a global leader for our cutting-edge asset management work, we craft practical and innovative solutions to fit our clients’ particular circumstances. We routinely represent buyers and sellers of asset management businesses and their service providers, including several leading global asset management consolidators and medium-to-smaller-sized advisory firms. Our private investment funds, hedge funds and registered investment funds attorneys work hand in hand with our M&A attorneys to guide clients through the complicated regulatory matters that arise in these types of transactions.   

Additionally, our team has the specialized resources to provide pragmatic strategies for negotiating and structuring transactions. Clients rely on us for world-class counsel and integrated, cross-border advice in areas such as taxation, ERISA, derivatives and commodities, government enforcement, employment, executive compensation, debt financing, corporate governance, and intellectual property. 

Ropes is a top provider of legal services in the asset management space and should be considered a firm of first choice [for firms] looking for outside counsel representation.
Client – Chambers USA