Simon Marshall is an associate in Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds group. Mr. Marshall has worked on a number of onshore and offshore fundraisings, with a particular focus on infrastructure, private equity, real estate and venture capital funds. He works for a variety of both experienced and first-time fund managers, utilizing different partnership and corporate structures in a range of jurisdictions to best achieve the client’s aims. Mr. Marshall advises investment managers on all aspects of the fund cycle, from structuring and formation, through capital raising and investment strategies, to the day-to-day legal compliance during the fund life. He also advises clients on their internal management structuring and their executive incentivisation programmes.

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  • Acting for a leading European real estate fund manager on raising its €800 million fifth offshore fund. As the sole junior associate on the matter, Mr. Marshall was involved in all aspects of the fundraising, from negotiations with investors and drafting side letters to fund structuring and setting up bespoke feeder vehicles for certain limited partners*
  • Acting for a global investment banking group raising a series fund investing in long-term yield-producing infrastructure assets aiming to raise €1.5 billion on the first series, which included drafting of the marketing and investor documents*
  • Representing and advising a high net worth individual on his seed financing investment into a venture capital fund*
  • Establishing a co-investment vehicle for a venture capital manager to allow a cornerstone investor to invest alongside the main fund*
  • Acting for a fund manager on both an existing renewable energy fund focused on sub-Saharan investments, which included conducting a transfer of a defaulting limited partner interest and obtaining investor consents to increase the hard cap of the fund, and a new fundraising of an onshore renewable energy fund focused on Asian primary investments which raised $112 million at first close*
  • Acting for a European fund manager raising a new $120 million onshore medical development fund, including establishing the structure, negotiating with investors and drafting side letters, and conducting administrative processes such as making regulatory filings and obtaining corporate authorisations*
  • Acting for a leading private equity house in the creation of a €200 million fund of funds which aims to invest in a variety of buyout funds across Europe and the U.S.; drafting the partnership agreement, setting up the structure, and reviewing and drafting sections of the private placement memorandum*
  • Representing a leading bank acting as custodian for underlying investors in a wide range of hedge funds, reviewing the hedge fund documentation and advising on the suitability of holding legal title to the investments in such entities*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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