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Proskauer Rose LLP

ONE INTERNATIONAL PLACE, 14TH FLOOR, BOSTON, MA 02110-2600, USA
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Stephen Mears

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Work (617)526-9775
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Proskauer Rose LLP

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Position

Stephen Mears is a partner in the Private Investment Funds Group. He concentrates on private investment funds, including venture capital, growth equity and buyout funds. He represents fund sponsors in all aspects of fund formation, operation and management, including fund structuring, portfolio investments, sales and distributions, internal governance and management, regulatory compliance and ongoing maintenance and administration. Stephen also represents institutional investors in connection with their participation in private investment funds. Stephen has recently represented sponsors in raising funds ranging in size from under $100 million to over $2.5 billion.


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Proskauer Rose LLPprovides substantial senior partner attention proactively’, handling general and limited partner-side work regarding asset classes such as venture capital, traditional buyouts and credit, as well as more exotic ones such as litigation finance. David Tegeler and Michael Suppappola, advised Lexington Partners on forming a $2.5bn fund investing in secondaries; Tegeler also advised Falcon Investment Advisors on launching a $1bn debt fund with a cross-border structure including Brunei and Bermuda. Malcolm Nicholls (who ‘brings a wealth of knowledge and channels it into a very practical business approach’) and Robin Painter advised Adams Street Partners on a range of launches, including funds-of-funds and venture-growth funds. In the venture capital space, Stephen Mears and Matthew McBride advised New Enterprise Associates on forming its 16th fund, which raised $3.35bn, while Howard Beber advised Atomico on creating Atomico IV. Sarah Cherry’s work includes secondaries transactions for major institutional investors. The aforementioned lawyers are based in Boston; however, Chip Parsons and Monica Arora are key names in New York.

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