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Private capital

Private funds and secondaries

We represent private capital clients across a wide range of strategies and asset types in connection with their fund formation and secondaries activities, including tax and regulatory matters critical to both.

Our global team focuses on three principal elements: sponsor-side fund formation across all types and strategies; LP primary investments and co-investments; and secondary transactions. Our secondaries experience ranges from GP-led continuation fund transactions and portfolio sales to liquidity transactions such as preferred equity deals and NAV financings.


We offer our clients the global reach of the Freshfields US, UK/Europe, MENA and Asia-Pacific footprint, and the breadth of our experience across the universe of Private Funds and Secondaries transactions. We take a transactions lawyer approach to PFS work, with a focus on project management and commercially informed solutions. With a global team headcount of nearly 40 lawyers, our PFS practice is well-positioned to address the needs of any client, any project, anywhere.