Changing Landscape of EM PE Fund Formation

Changing Landscape of EM PE Fund Formation

11 September 2019 at 9:30AM EDT (2:30PM BST/9:30PM HKT)


The market leading specialists at Debevoise & Plimpton will discuss the changing landscape of emerging markets private equity fund formation, including key terms and conditions that sponsors and investors must consider in organizing and operating emerging markets funds.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Fund structuring complexities and best practices
  • Trends in emerging markets terms and conditions
  • Tax and regulatory considerations affecting fund structures and terms
  • The impact of evolving global regulation on emerging markets funds

Confirmed panelists include:

Gavin Anderson
Debevoise & Plimpton

Gavin Anderson is based in the Hong Kong office and is a member of the firm’s Investment Funds and Investment Management Group. He has broad experience in advising sponsors and investors on a variety of issues, including fund formation, coinvestment, fund restructurings and carried interest arrangements. Learn more about Mr. Anderson here.


Sally Bergmann
Debevoise & Plimpton

Sally Bergmann is a corporate associate and a member of the firm’s Investment Management Group. Her practice focuses on advising sponsors of private equity funds, including buyout, distressed, real estate and credit opportunities funds. Ms. Bergmann’s recent experience includes acting for clients such as Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Burford Capital, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, EQT Partners, GSO Capital Partners, Kelso & Company, KKR, Morgan Stanley, Odyssey Investment Partners, Sequoia Capital, Tishman Speyer, and WeWork. Learn more about Ms. Bergmann here.

John W. Rife III
Debevoise & Plimpton

John Rife is an English-qualified partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Funds/Investment Management Group, where he advises institutional and independent sponsors of buyout, debt, secondaries, real estate, emerging markets, infrastructure and energy funds, as well as funds of funds, on a broad range of matters, including fund formation and ongoing operational matters, coinvestments, carried interest arrangements and internal reorganizations. In addition, Mr. Rife regularly advises sponsors and investors on secondary transactions, including end-of-life recapitalizations and other sponsor-led liquidity solutions. Learn more about Mr. Rife here.

Rafael Kariyev
Debevoise & Plimpton

Rafael Kariyev is a tax partner and a member of the firm’s Tax Department who focuses his practice on tax planning in connection with private equity fund formation and M&A transactions. He regularly advises private equity funds on tax issues at all levels of the fund structure, including for Morgan Stanley, Providence, KKR, Leeds Equity Partners, Allianz, Odyssey and Audax. In addition, Mr. Kariyev regularly advises clients on tax structuring the acquisition, holding and disposition of portfolio companies, both pass-throughs and corporations, as well as transactions involving the restructuring and sale of existing funds and sales of asset managers. Learn about Mr. Kariyev here.

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