Jenner & Block

Investment Funds and SBIC Formation

Jenner & Block has one of the most active fund formation and small business investment company (SBIC) practices in the United States.  The investment fund lawyers represent all types of private equity, mezzanine, venture capital, real estate and other specialized funds.  They work with funds through the formation, offering, operations and investments and wind-down stages.

In addition, our lawyers counsel funds seeking SBIC licenses throughout the entire licensing process and advise them on SBIC regulatory compliance matters throughout their lifecycles. They also represent limited partners making investments into investment funds. 

Additionally, our lawyers represent funds as they make, manage and exit investments and counsel the funds’ portfolio companies on a wide range of business, financing, securities and governance issues.  The fund formation team has particularly robust experience representing funds that raise $500 million or less in private capital, and providing these funds with the specialized and efficient counseling dictated by this space in the market.  Many of our private equity lawyers have been recognized by Chambers USA and other authorities as leaders in their fields.