Fund Formation


Flatiron acts for sponsors and investors in the formation and capitalization of private funds.  We form private equity and hedge funds of different types, including venture funds, buyout funds, mezzanine funds, distressed debt funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and multi-strategy and special situations funds and “secondary funds” purchasing interests in the secondary market.  We utilize cross-border structures such as master feeder, parallel funds, funds of funds and separately managed accounts.

We bring global regulatory expertise, industry knowledge and sophisticated transactional expertise and financial experience to our funds work. Our advice always is informed by industry best practices and we keep abreast of regulations and other critical events impacting the asset management industry.  We work with clients to establish and maintain systems for identifying and evaluation significant risk that have legal and regulatory implications and assist management in the adoption of best practice compliance programs.  We work with clients to develop written policies and documented procedures for key functions: advisory, monitoring and audit, systems and controls, training and regulatory intermediation and internal reporting.

In our private equity practice, we assist clients in all aspects of their businesses, including structuring and forming fund sponsors and their investment funds and executing portfolio transactions, including acquisitions, financings and exit transactions. We also provide general corporate, securities and financing advice to portfolio companies.

We understand that in connection with the marketing of a private fund, prospective investors demand and generally receive much more individualized attention and personized service than retail investors in public funds.

We recognize that post-acquisition integration (for a strategic acquirer) and efficient operations (for a private equity firm) are primary objectives. We work to facilitate a smooth, non-adversarial deal process with seamless hand-off to running the business and increasing value. We use a pricing and business model that is deleveraged and success-based -- fostering results, not billable hours.