We stand now in a watershed moment: the work of today’s impact funds will dictate the success and stability of this ground-breaking market segment tomorrow. With so much at stake, it is essential to have counsel that is 100% on board with your vision and in step with your team.
We represent impact funds in Sub-Saharan Africa, India and North America with committed capital that exceeds $200 million in the aggregate. We understand that impact investments cross industries, push the envelope, and balance priorities. They put real lives, assets and ideals on the line. Work with us and you’ll get more than just decades of experience – you’ll get a partner who is equally committed to supporting sustainable development and building a social enterprise ecosystem.
- On an ongoing basis, assist US-based funds with their domestic and overseas investments.
- Oversaw the formation of a fund in Mauritius with a Kenyan sub-advisor.
- Assisted an Indian-based fund with US investor closings, including US federal and state securities compliance.
Specific ways we can support your fund:
We assist clients with fund formation and US federal and state regulatory compliance. We work with you to set up the appropriate legal entity, handle the necessary organizational filings, and draft governing documents for the fund. We provide guidance and drafting assistance with investor disclosure documents, as well as draft and assist with the negotiation of limited partner investment agreements.
In the context of our international work, we have represented foreign funds with US federal and state regulatory compliance related to sales of fund interests to US investors as well as compliance with the US Investment Advisers Act, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, and Investment Company Act. Due to our high level of activity in Sub-Saharan Africa, we have been involved in the formation of and represent funds domiciled in Mauritius.
Our work includes investment deal representation for funds all over the world. In the U.S. we handle all aspects of deal work, including legal due diligence, as well as structuring, review and negotiation of investment documentation. Outside of the U.S., we assist our fund clients by selecting and overseeing the work of local counsel.
In our international work, we have assisted foreign funds with U.S. federal and state regulatory compliance related to sales of fund interests to U.S. investors as well as compliance with the U.S. Investment Advisers Act, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, and Investment Company Act. Due to our high level of activity in Sub-Saharan Africa, we have been involved in the formation of and represent funds domiciled in Mauritius.