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Latham & Watkins LLP

Matthew Chase

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Matthew J. Chase is counsel in the firm’s New York office and is a member of the Corporate Department.  He is also a member of the firm's Investment Funds practice group. Mr. Chase's practice focuses on private equity and investment fund formation, investment structuring and related transactions.  He regularly advises fund sponsors in the organization, negotiation and operation of US and global investment funds, including buyout, infrastructure, energy, distressed asset and other funds.  Mr. Chase's practice includes the structuring and negotiation of fund agreements, co-investment arrangements and internal sponsor arrangements, the ongoing representation of fund and joint venture entities and their portfolio companies and advising on the acquisition of investment managers, as well as general corporate transactional and governance matters.  He also advises sponsors of private investment funds on registration and compliance matters under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.


Corporate Counsel


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Matthew Chase - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Latham & Watkins LLP’s bicoastal team covers a range of formation work in areas including traditional buyout funds and energy-focused funds. In the New York office, Andrea Schwartzman handled the formation of Great Hill Equity Partners VI, which hit its $1.5bn hard cap in one closing. Also in New York, Kathleen Walsh assisted VMG Partners with forming its fourth fund, which raised $550m for low- to mid-market buyouts in the fast-moving consumer goods arena, and counsel Matthew Chase advised ONCAP on forming ONCAP IV, a buyout fund targeting mid-market companies. Barton Clark in Washington DC advised Riverstone Holdings on forming a $5bn fund investing in the energy and power business. In California, Nadia Sager, who divides her time between San Diego and Los Angeles, advised Mountain Capital, a new manager formed by Apollo alumnus Samuel Oh, on its $622m debut fund. Latin America is another area of expertise for the team.

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