Matthew Wild is an associate in Goodwin’s Private Equity and Private Investment Funds practices. Mr. Wild advises managers on their fund structuring, establishment, operation and fundraising of private investment funds and advises investors on their fund investments. He also advises managers on GP-led liquidity transactions, spin-outs, co-investments and carry and house co-investment schemes. Mr. Wild’s practice covers all asset classes with a particular focus on private equity (PE), venture capital and fund-of-funds.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Wild was an associate in the International Funds Group of King & Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin). During such time he spent six months on secondment in King & Wood Mallesons’ Sydney office sitting within their International Funds practice.

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Mr. Wild’s experience includes acting:

  • for several asset managers in relation to high-profile and complex GP-led secondary transactions, often including stapled primary commitments, including advising Investcorp in respect of the restructures of two USD 1 billion portfolios
  • for a leading wealth management firm in connection with an indirect secondary covering several of its fund of funds’ and managed accounts’ European PE portfolios and the simultaneous structuring of a continuation vehicle
  • for a major fund of funds manager in respect of a GP-led secondary transaction involving several of its legacy funds and, in tandem, the structuring of a related primary vehicle whose capital was to be funded wholly by recycling and leverage
  • for a sovereign wealth funds (SWF) in respect in connection with its disposal of a AUD 1.3 billion global PE portfolio via an indirect secondary and several of its primary fund investments, including bespoke structures such a managed accounts and pledge funds
  • for a major Australian asset manager in respect of the sale of its life insurance business (as regards such business’s fund investments)
  • for wealth management firms in respect of investments in a range of funds including major PE, debt and impact investing platforms as well as the structuring of such firms’ high net worth feeder vehicles
  • for Duke Street in respect of the formation of several of its deal-by-deal and other fund structures (including the 2016/17 GP-led restructure of Duke Street Capital VI)
  • for Palamon Capital Partners in relation to their EUR 400 million PE fund, Palamon European Equity III, following a GP-led secondary transaction
  • for Phoenix Equity Partners on their GBP 415 million PE fund, Phoenix Equity Partners 2016 Fund
  • on a number of fund raisings for Emerging Market funds operating in a range of sectors including development financial institution negotiations – most recently advising Foursan Capital Partners in relation to their third fund, Foursan Capital Partners II
  • for a manager in connection with the formation of several regional-specific side cars to complement its global infrastructure fund






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