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Ropes & Gray LLP
United States

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Ropes & Gray LLP‘s team is very well known for assisting investor-side clients, and is also adept at handling sponsor-side mandates. In Boston, John Ayer and Peter Laybourn advised THL Partners on raising its eighth fund, which has a $3.5bn target. Debra Lussier is also a key contact. In the New York office, Morri Weinberg advised Index Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on investments in the technology sector, on forming Index Ventures Growth IV and Index Ventures IX, while Marc Biamonte, along with Ayer, is instructed by CCMP Capital. Amanda Persaud has ‘tremendous in-depth experience and knowledge in this field’, and has expertise in manager spin-out matters. Other clients include Canada Pension Plan and Temasek. On the West Coast, Raj Marphatia in Silicon Valley is noted for his extensive M&A experience. Other clients include Harvard University, Stanford University, and PIMCO.