Simon Prosser is an associate in Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice. He advises investment managers on structuring and fundraising across asset classes (including infrastructure, private equity, venture capital and secondaries) and specialises in advising on the formation of infrastructure and renewables funds.

Mr. Prosser regularly negotiates with leading investors, which has recently included DFIs (such as EIB, CDC and FMO), sovereign investors (such as KIA, CIC and HKMA) and North American pension plans (such as OTPP, Illinois TRS and PSERS). He also acts on behalf of several prominent European investors for their investments into funds globally.

Mr. Prosser was nominated by clients as a leading investment funds lawyer in the Acritas Stars Reuters 2020 survey, with feedback including the he is "very responsive, very hardworking, and technically good." 

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

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Mr. Prosser’s investment funds experience includes advising (as lead associate):

  • Longstanding client Novastar Ventures on the structuring and fundraising of its latest fund, Novastar Ventures Africa Fund II which raised $108 million
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on the structuring and fundraising of Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 (MEIF6). MEIF6 closed at its hard cap of €6 billion and is one of the largest ever European infrastructure fundraisings.
  • Glennmont Partners on the formation of Glennmont Clean Energy Fund Europe III, which raised €850 million to invest in clean energy infrastructure projects in Europe (the largest amount ever raised for a green energy only fund with a pan-European mandate).
  • A leading global fund manager on the formation and fundraising of a global renewables fund targeting in excess of €1 billion.
  • Bregal Investments on the structuring and fundraising of several private equity funds in the U.S. and Europe.
  • Novastar Ventures on the formation of its second fund investing in African venture capital, which received backing from the European development finance institutions CDC Group, the European Investment Bank, Dutch Good Growth Fund and FMO.
  • Cubera Private Equity on the structuring and fundraising of Cubera Fund IX, a €500 million secondaries fund.

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Legal Practice Course, 2013
BPP Law School
GDL, 2012
University of Law, Guildford
B.A., Economics, 2011
Durham University



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