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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Marco V. Masotti

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Corporate, Investment Management, Private Equity Transactions


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LL.M., University of Virginia School of Law, 1992; LL.B., University of Natal Faculty of Law, 1991 cum laude; B.A., University of Natal, 1988

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLPcompares very favorably with the other top players in the hedge fund space - the senior members of the team are all great lawyers’. Udi Grofman is ‘very loyal, has great business judgment and good industry insight’ - he acts as primary outside counsel to Blackstone Alternative Asset Management’s fund-of-hedge funds business. Amran Hussein and Marco Masotti continue to advise Avenue Capital on a range of matters, including fund formation and regulation. Other clients include King Street Capital, HPS Investment Partners and Reservoir Capital. All named individuals are based in New York.

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Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Leading lawyers

Marco Masotti - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, which has a practice straddling private equity and hedge funds, ‘has a great depth of knowledge and experience’. The team handles heavyweight buyout funds, as well as some significant debt fund mandates. Clients ‘have a great relationship with and great respect forMarco Masotti; he advised Apollo Global Management on forming a $25bn buyout fund, Apollo Investment Fund IX. Amran Hussein is advising Roark Capital on forming its fifth fund, which is seeeking $5bn to invest in sectors including the restaurant business. Other clients include Oak Hill Capital Partners, early-stage investor General Atlantic and Gamut Capital, which raised $1bn on its debut fund with Masotti’s assistance. The team is located in New York. Michael Hong is now at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

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