Ropes & Gray’s sponsor solutions practice harnesses our 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, our sponsor solutions team focuses on sponsor clients as operating businesses with their own specific corporate structuring and human and financial capital needs.
We advise sponsors at every stage of their life cycle, including launching new managers, implementing partner governance arrangements and compensation structuring, generational succession planning, and other partner additions and departures, including lift-outs.
We also represent sponsors in a broad range of capital transactions, including joint ventures, majority and minority investments such as seeding arrangements and GP stakes transactions, and traditional mergers and acquisitions.
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.
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.