Private Equity Funds

MinterEllison provides innovative and commercially astute solutions for local and global private equity managers and fund managers. Our team includes some of Asia Pacific’s leading legal advisers and provides an integrated capability covering all aspects of private equity, including fund formation/structuring, offshore fundraising, tax structuring and local or offshore investments.

We advise on establishing private equity/venture capital vehicles including innovative wholesale structures, stapled vehicles, partnerships (e.g. VCLPs) and offshore private equity funds. We have advised many of the Asia Pacific’s leading private equity and venture capital firms and act for numerous managers including Anchorage Capital Partners, Macquarie Group, Banksia, Bluesky Private Equity, Apostle Carnegie, GBS Venture Partners, Helmsman, Allegro Private Equity and Telopia. We also advise institutional and superannuation fund investors participating in domestic and global private equity funds.

Anchorage Capital Partners investment advice

Advised Anchorage Capital Partners, the Sydney based private equity firm focusing on special situations and turnaround investment in the Australian, New Zealand and Southeast Asian markets, on the first and final $250 million closing of Anchorage Capital Partners II. Significant interest from both existing and new investors meant that the Fund II was oversubscribed and capped at A$250 million. We also advised Anchorage in the successful close of its first fund, Anchorage Capital Partners Fund I in March 2010 which was also oversubscribed and closed at A$200 million. We have also worked with the Anchorage team on a number of acquisitions and disposals in Australia and New Zealand, including its investments in Dick Smith, Golden Circle, Burger King NZ and Total Eden.