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Global Investment Funds

Global investment funds turn to DLA Piper for our local presence in Africa and global network.  We are one of the few international law firms with a truly global investment funds platform. 

Wherever a fund is located, however large and whatever the strategy, we have the market knowledge and technical capability to provide a seamless service to clients inside and outside the African continent. 

Our reach extends throughout Africa and across the world, with experienced investment lawyers delivering a dynamic and integrated service to sponsors, fund managers and institutional investors − all fully supported by our international tax and regulatory networks. Our capability includes offices in Johannesburg, Casablanca and key funds jurisdictions for cross-border investments, among them London, Paris, Munich, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Mauritius and Luxembourg. 

We cover all requirements and all stages of a fund’s lifecycle, including strategies, investment reviews, incentivization, management and advisory arrangements, secondary transactions, restructurings and exits. 

Key capabilities include: 

  • all aspects of structuring and establishing private investment funds in all major investment strategies:
    • co-investment funds
    • debt funds
    • hedge funds
    • infrastructure funds
    • private equity funds
    • real estate funds and joint ventures
    • venture capital funds 
  • advising institutional clients (development finance institutions, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds) about investments in excess of USD25 billion, including:
    • authorized/managed funds
    • buyout funds
    • hedge funds
    • infrastructure funds
    • real estate funds
    • secondary funds
  • platform and product design: cross-jurisdictional solutions including continental funds, global management platforms, managed accounts, structured products and global offerings of securities. 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.