Seward & Kissel’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Group brings to bear the full resources of the firm to advise fund sponsors, their portfolio companies and institutional investors seeking to invest in private equity and venture capital funds. Our extensive investment management, business transactions and taxation experience allows us to work with our clients throughout all phases of a fund’s life cycle – from fund structuring and formation through the acquisition, maintenance and disposition of investments.

Our Private Equity and Venture Capital Group is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of experienced lawyers who provide a comprehensive range of services, delivered in an efficient and practical matter. The Group collaborates closely with the firm’s business transactions, corporate finance, tax, employee benefits, real estate, executive compensation, intellectual property and litigation attorneys to service all our clients’ needs. Working closely with the Firm’s other practice areas, and as active participants in the private equity industry, we are at the forefront of the legal, regulatory and business trends affecting private equity fund sponsors.

Our widespread experience allows us to collaborate with our clients to help them achieve their investment objectives as we offer creative, informed perspectives on the various legal and business issues they may be facing. Our experience covers various strategies including private credit, venture capital/growth equity, buyout, real estate and other real asset classes.

Our attorneys have significant experience working with middle market, emerging and multi-billion-dollar fund sponsors on fund-related matters as well as transactions teams. Our experience spans across a broad range of industries, such as

  • Biotechnology
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare

  • Manufacturing
  • Maritime
  • Media and entertainment
  • Renewables
  • Technology

In addition to advising fund sponsors, our attorneys have deep relationships and frequent interactions with funds-of-funds, institutional investors and other key industry groups, providing us with insightful perspectives on the various legal and business issues of concern.