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Fund Formation and Operation

Ice Miller has approximately 30 attorneys who focus their practice on private equity and venture capital services and collectively they have extensive experience representing professional, institutional and angel investors; private equity and venture capital funds; and clients seeking to raise capital in private equity and venture finance transactions.

For more than 40 years, our attorneys have represented private equity and venture capital funds in connection with their fund formation and capitalization as well as management activities and portfolio investment transactions in both private and public companies. Ice Miller represents many major private equity and venture capital funds throughout the Midwest and on the East and West Coasts, including buy-out broad-based, seed, venture, mezzanine and "cross-over" investment funds, as well as fund of funds, having assisted in the formation of approximately 25 funds or fund of funds in the past five years. The specific services we provide in each fund formation are tailored to the needs of each client depending on various factors, such as the investment strategy and size of the fund, special tax, securities, ERISA or other regulatory considerations, the complexity of the fund formation and the formation of the general partner and management company and most importantly, our client objectives. We are also frequently involved in the structuring of relationships between the fund and general partner and management company entities, as well as providing to them the full array of legal services the fund and those related entities require.


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