Mariam Akanbi is an associate in Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds group based in the firm’s London office. 

Ms. Akanbi advises managers on their fund structuring, establishment, operation and fund raising of private investment funds and advises investors on their fund investments. She also advises on co-investment and separate managed account arrangements. Ms. Akanbi has also assisted with fund-related corporate transactions. She has worked on a number of fund raisings for emerging market funds, infrastructure funds and European buyout funds. 

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Ms. Akanbi’s private investment funds experience includes advising:

  • Berkeley Energy on the fund raising of its renewable energy fund focused on sub-Saharan Africa and ongoing operational advice*
  • Apis Partners on its financial services focused fund investing in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia*
  • on the structuring and fund raising of a renewable energy fund for investment across Asia*
  • a high net worth individual on the establishment of a captive fund focused on West Africa and the acquisition of a portfolio of assets*
  • the investors of a generalist Africa based investment fund on restructuring arrangements*
  • a Dubai based asset manager on the fundraising of a $750 million infrastructure fund investing in the MENAT region*
  • a European asset manager whose parent is an International U.S. investment bank, on a bespoke infrastructure debt fund*
  • an infrastructure debt and equity fund manager on an investment management agreement with a British pension trust*
  • a UK-based technology focused investment bank on the fundraising of its venture capital technology fund*

Ms. Akanbi’s transactional experience includes advising:

  • a real estate fund manager on the acquisition of a hotel asset (a joint venture arrangement with a sovereign wealth partner)*
  • on the due diligence for the acquisition of a group of Singaporean health practices by an Australian health services provider*
  • on the exit arrangements of a portfolio of fund assets*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Akanbi was an associate in the International Funds Group of King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin). 

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