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United States > Investment funds > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Heavily focused on West Coast venture capital and tech investment, the team at Goodwin advises a combination of established private equity houses, venture capital firms, and first-time managers on the formation of traditional buyout funds, and targeted tech and innovation funds, ranging from the middle-market to multibillion-dollar mega-funds. Clients include US, European, and East Asia-based investors and sponsors, reflecting a notable capability in cross-border work, with recent fundraisings for Advent and Macquarie involving investors from all three jurisdictions. The practice is led by DC-based Paul Verbesey, who focuses on a variety of fund formation and structuring matters for private equity and targeted industry funds. Also recommended is Anthony McCusker and Mitchell Bloom in Silicon Valley and Boston respectively, as well as venture capital-focused Thomas Beaudoin in Boston, who works with funds in key technology centers in the US and abroad, David Watson, a former investment funds chair, also in the Boston office.