Goodwin was named among the top secondaries firms in the world by Secondaries Investor’s 2023 Law Firm Survey. Now in its seventh year, the annual survey provides a snapshot of law firm secondary market activity by volume, deal count, and strategy.
Goodwin was noted for advising on nearly 50 secondary transactions across various strategies including GP-led transactions, LP portfolio trades, preferred equity, NAV facilities, and GP stakes. Credited with advising on deals with a combined value of over $10 billion over the past year, Secondaries Investor highlighted the firm’s particular expertise advising on GP-led transactions and NAV facilities.
Goodwin’s Secondaries practice provides clients – sponsors, buyers, and sellers – with legal advice in connection with all types of secondaries transactions, ranging from LP portfolio sales to the most complex GP-led restructurings and structured solutions across the US, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Goodwin’s global team of Secondaries lawyers collaborates across the firm’s award-winning investment funds, transactional, and finance practices to provide advice tailored to client needs, drawing on the firm’s bench of tax and regulatory specialists to help land on the right structure.
Goodwin’s leadership in private equity, healthcare, infrastructure, real estate, and venture capital allows the firm’s Secondaries lawyers to provide cutting-edge legal and practical secondaries advice to clients. With decades of experience across these asset classes, Goodwin has developed longstanding, deep relationships with some of the most active sellers, investors, and intermediaries. These relationships provide the firm with market insights and a detailed understanding of portfolio management requirements, liquidity needs, and key issues that may arise for fund managers and their limited partners.