Investment Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital

There's little doubt that for every challenge in the current market, an opportunity emerges. Having the right team to exploit these opportunities gives you a definite advantage. At Collas Crill we work with our clients to take advantage of opportunities at all stages in the investment life cycle

Our fund specialists offer advice on all aspects relating to the establishment, authorisation and structuring of funds and related investment vehicles. We have particular expertise acting for emerging managers who are building their business and acting for institutional investors, including acting for private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds on joint venture and fund investments, as well as planning their internal corporate structures. We provide a highly personalised service working with our clients and their onshore counsel to build in depth relationships over the long term.

The depth of our funds practice is drawn from some of the world’s largest law firms with experience in a range of jurisdictions meaning we truly understand the needs and demands of onshore counsel, investors and their clients. We are well accustomed to working across time-zones, seamlessly managing matters and transactions between our Caribbean, Asian and European offices. So no matter where our clients are based, we offer real time advice when and where it is need.

Delivering the best technical solution is a given, but we aim to deliver more by using our global experience to advise on emerging trends and the latest market practice. This why we are increasingly recognised as one of the leading offshore funds law firms, fast establishing a reputation for blending technical excellence, innovative and commercially minded solutions with a truly global outlook.

They are very responsive; they take note of our requirements as clients and implement them straight away.
- Chambers and Partners 2020 -
Investment Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital services
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
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Our teams have extensive experience of working with cutting edge technology businesses in this emerging sector. We have the corporate and regulatory expertise to ensure our clients are assisted with the launch of their blockchain or cryptocurrency businesses, or to raise funds through the issue of virtual tokens. We have advised on the launch of a number of virtual currency exchangers, crypto investment fund managers and funds, and international groups and clients on fundraisings, including raising funds through virtual token offerings.

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Funds Finance
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Fund financing covers a range of financing possibilities but most commonly involves capital call or subscription facilities. It is a specialist area that requires an understanding of fund structuring, the risks involved in lending to funds and specific security requirements. Underlying relationships between investors, borrowers and lenders are key to the success of the industry. We work with lenders and borrowers to maintain these relationships at every stage of the process, with our commercial, efficient and pragmatic approach to managing transactions.

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Investor-side Advisory Services
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In a world of ever-increasing accountability, we are increasingly instructed by sovereign wealth funds, ultra high net worth individuals and funds of funds to review potential investments and negotiate side-letters. We offer our clients a fast, efficient service with minimum fuss. This aspect of our practice gives us unparalleled insight of what is and is not the 'market standard'; something our clients highly appreciate.

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Investment Business Licensing and Approvals
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Investment Business Licensing and Approvals

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Investment Fund Formation
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Our uniquely diverse practice regularly assists with the establishment of both open and closed-ended fund structures. In addition to traditional private equity and real estate structures we have advised on a number of alternative and esoteric classes. We provide bespoke structuring solutions to allow our clients to build the fund they want as opposed to a generic template of the market standard. We advise clients at every step of the process, including preparing offer documents, investor negotiations, the preparation of agreements, and in the closing of transactions.

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Management and Advisory Contracts
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In addition to advising on the establishment of investment structures we advise on the drafting and interpretation of investment management and advisory mandates including performance fees and remuneration packages. Our practical yet precise approach in this highly technical area is driven by significant onshore experience. Performance related fee structures and incentives need to consider and capture the widest range of potential scenarios - our depth of expertise enables us to achieve that.

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Unregulated and Private Investment Structures
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Our investment practice is not simply limited to regulated investment funds. We also advise clients on a range of unregulated and private structures allowing new promoters to build a track record or investment clubs to access particular investments without incurring the time or financial cost of entering the regulatory regime. Our team's experience in this often overlooked area of the investment sector can help our clients manage regulation and plan their structures for future growth without unnecessary limitations.

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Investment Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital NEWS & PUBLICATIONS
Deal 05 Oct 2018

CC Advises £100m Fund Launch

Collas Crill’s Jersey team has advised real estate investment advisory firm Marchmont FM Limited on its collaboration with NW1 Partners to set up a £100 million fund to buy...

Deal 03 Nov 2017

Riverside Capital

Collas Crill and Intertrust have assisted Riverside Capital with the purchase of 197-205 City Road (Old Street Works) – a mixed-use asset in the heart of London’s “Tech...

Deal 04 Oct 2017

CIPF Expand Portfolio

Collas Crill has acted in the acquisition of one of Guernsey's most iconic commercial properties, Royal Chambers and The Rotunda, adding to the Channel Islands Property...

Insight 15 Jul 2020

Amendments to the Private Funds Law

In January, we published an article detailing draft legislation named the Private Funds Bill on 8 January 2020 (the 'Bill'). In March, we published another article after...

News 17 Jun 2020

Guernsey fast-track licensing

On 12 June the Guernsey Financial Services Commission announced the launch of a new fast-track application regime for managers of overseas collective investment...

Insight 14 May 2020

Liquidity options for fund managers

COVID-19 has caused significant social and economic disruption across the globe. This has created some significant challenges for the investment fund industry, and as the...

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