Fund Formation and Investments
We have a long track record helping clients realize their fund formation and investment activities across a wide range of strategies—from private equity buyout, venture and growth capital, to alternatives such as hedge, real estate and infrastructure.


Some of the largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and investors look to us for counsel in the development of their fund formation and fund investment activities. We work with sponsors to structure and establish funds seeking to raise capital in North America and worldwide. We also advise investors in their investments across the entire fund investment spectrum; from passive fund investments, to separately managed accounts and platforms, funds-of-one, and co-investments.

Through our Canadian and New York offices, we provide comprehensive cross-border counsel, including advising Canadian investors on their investments in U.S. funds and forming private funds with Canadian and U.S. investors. We also advise on tax, regulatory and securities law issues clients may encounter.

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Some of the world’s leading investors turn to us for strategic counsel to realize their investment activities.

Deep experience.
Our work with investors gives us unique perspective advising fund sponsors. In the past five years, we have acted in over 840 fund investments, representing aggregate capital commitments of US$56 billion.
Active deal flow.
With an active cross-border practice, we help fund sponsors establish funds seeking to raise capital across North America and worldwide. In the last five years, we have helped raise capital in excess of US$28 billion.
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The team is comprised of very qualified and industry-leading experts; they are smart and commercially aware lawyers.
— Chambers Canada, 2023

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