PRIVATE EQUITY, VENTURE CAPITAL AND FUNDS

In this era of strict commercial compliance, private equity funds and private companies must comply with a myriad of increasingly complex regulations. From fund formation to structuring and documenting complex deals, our Private Equity Practice counsels and assists in the entire spectrum including structuring and making

equity investments, negotiating bridge and debt financing for portfolio companies, structuring follow-on investments and disposing of investments through private or public offers for sale.

We represent private equity players in their formation and fund raising activities as well as with all phases of their venture investment activities. We also represent emerging companies who seek venture capital business. Our funds practice team advises domestic and offshore private investment funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds and mutual funds on all aspects of fund organization, structuring and offer a broad array of legal know-how to support the formation and ongoing operations of our fund clients. It is the combination of our

corporate, leveraged finance, securitization, mezzanine, and high-yield and full range of other finance expertise that makes us unique.

With a dedicated team as well as close links with our Finance, Corporate and Tax practices, we can quickly assemble and provide local and industry focus with international perspective to provide practical, integrated legal advice for all our clients' capital markets activities.

Our advice covers the whole financing life cycle, including:

 

  1. Conducting a legal due diligence exercise in the context of the disclosure to be made by the issuer in the Red Herring Prospectus/ Information Memorandum/ Listing Circular/ registration statement etc.

  2. Assisting the issuer company to comply with all listing requirements including overseas in case of ADR/GDR/ FCCB/ Euro Notes.

  3. Advising clients on issues relating to the raising of debt/ issuance of equity / equity inked instruments including the Ghanaian regulatory approvals required.