Asset Management M&A: Deal Structuring, Due Diligence, Consent Requirements, and Regulatory Concerns
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will examine the legal issues associated with asset management M&A transactions. The panel will discuss typical deal structures and critical considerations for evaluating an asset management deal.
- Asset management acquisitions: structuring alternatives
- Legal and other due diligence
- Negotiating buyer protections and consent rights: minority vs. controlling stake
- Client/investor consent requirements
- Regulatory issues under the 1940 Act and Advisers Act
- Registered funds
- Non-registered funds
- Section 15(f) of the 1940 Act: safe harbor for sellers to avoid clawback of RIC sales proceeds
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- How should counsel and clients approach due diligence when considering an acquisition of an investment adviser?
- What are the critical ownership thresholds that can affect deal terms and structure?
- What are the principal concerns of registered investment advisers in considering the assignment of advisory contracts?
David E. Barrett
Norton Rose Fulbright US
Mr. Barrett is a member of Norton Rose Fulbright's Corporate, M&A and Securities and Financial Institutions... | Read More
Mr. Barrett is a member of Norton Rose Fulbright's Corporate, M&A and Securities and Financial Institutions practice areas. He advises buyers, sellers and investors on acquisitions and disposals, restructurings, securities offerings, joint ventures and other transactions involving financial, technology and industrial businesses of all types. A significant number of his clients are domiciled outside of the U.S., and Mr. Barrett has considerable experience representing non-U.S. clients on acquisitions and divestitures of U.S. targets.Close
Matthew B. Collin
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Mr. Collin’s practice focuses primarily on mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions involving public and... | Read More
Mr. Collin’s practice focuses primarily on mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions involving public and private investment management firms, broker-dealers, and other financial services businesses. Mr. Collin also represents private equity fund sponsors in the formation and operation of their private equity funds. He has represented clients in numerous U.S. and cross-border transactions.Close
Christopher P. Healey
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Mr. Healey frequently counsels clients on the development of innovative retail products, complex asset management... | Read More
Mr. Healey frequently counsels clients on the development of innovative retail products, complex asset management M&A transactions, novel applications for SEC exemptive relief and investment company status issues under the Investment Company Act of 1940. His practice focuses on advising registered funds, business development companies, investment advisers and fund boards. He has represented preeminent sponsors and investment managers such as BC Partners, Blackstone, Carlyle and First Eagle, among others. Mr. Healey has served as the Co-Chair of the Investment Management and Broker-Dealer Regulation Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia since 2017.Close