Seward & Kissel has one of the largest Investment Management practices in the world. As such, we have significant experience representing both fund managers and seed investors in complex seed transactions, including anchor investments, direct investments and/or working capital arrangements. This experience allows us to have a unique insight to each side’s perspective to facilitate the negotiation of complex issues and create innovative solutions. With such a dominant investment management practice, our attorneys have unparalleled expertise and understanding of the size, structure and terms of such transactions including, but not limited to:
- capacity rights
- co-investment rights
- consent rights
- indemnification and exculpation
- lock-ups and lock-up releases
- most favored nations provisions
- revenue share rights and terms
- side letter terms
- tail rights
- transparency rights
- working capital arrangements
These transactions involve businesses across the entire investment management industry, including managers of mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds, as well as institutional investment managers, wealth managers, RIAs, broker-dealers, CLO managers and family offices.
In addition, Seward & Kissel authors one of the most widely-read Seed Deal publications in the industry.