Robert J. Raymond’s practice focuses on organizing and advising private investment funds, including fund formation for buyout, real estate, special situations, growth and credit funds and other “alternative investment” funds.

Bob advises private investment funds in their formation and capital-raising activities and internal governance, including manager spin-offs, shareholder arrangements with co-investors and among consortium members, all forms of “upper tier” arrangements, including co-investment arrangements and carried interest programs and “founders” arrangements. He also advises clients on all aspects of executive compensation and ERISA matters.

Bob frequently speaks at industry conferences, including PLI and the IBA/ABA Private Investment Funds conferences. He serves as the firm’s liaison to the American Investment Council and previously served as a member of the private funds committee of the City Bar Association of the City of New York.

Bob joined the firm in 1995, became a partner in 2003, and became senior counsel in 2021.

Notable Experiences

  • The Carlyle Group in the formation of Carlyle Global Partners, a fund platform designed to invest in longer-term investments, and in the formation of a number of co-investment vehicles.

  • Angelo, Gordon & Co. in connection with real estate and private equity fund formation matters.

  • MBK Partners in the formation of all of its private equity funds with commitments of approximately $9.9 billion.

  • The Northstar Group in the formation of Northstar Equity Partners IV, its fourth private equity fund focused on investments in Southeast Asia.

  • BRV Lotus in the formation of its first growth fund.

  • Schulze Global Investments in the formation of Schulze Global Mongolia Fund.

  • JPMorgan in the formation of numerous onshore and offshore conduit funds to permit high net worth investors to invest in investment funds.

  • Deutsche Bank in the formation of numerous feeder funds structured to facilitate the investment of high net worth investors in various alternative investment funds.

  • Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan in its participation in co-investments and investments in certain alternative investment funds.

  • A Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund in connection with its real estate, infrastructure and credit fund investments.

  • Qatar Investment Authority as a limited partner in numerous transactions.

  • Sixth Street in carry and co-investment arrangements across the entire platform.

  • TPG in several carry and co-investment arrangements for global deal teams.

  • Hillhouse in connection with upper-tier arrangements.

  • Victoria Capital Partners in connection with upper-tier arrangements.

  • Several senior private equity professionals in connection with their compensation arrangements.

  • The spin-off of several managers from large financial institutions.

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  • May 20, 2015: “DOL Fiduciary Rules Will Negatively Affect Private Funds,” Law360
  • December 21, 2010: “Out of Sync,” International Financial Law Review