Fund Formation

​​​​​​​​​​​​We advise both local and international private equity and venture capital houses looking to raise funds for deployment in South Africa and within Africa, as well as for limited partners looking to invest in those funds.

Our fund formation and international tax experts work together to ensure the most efficient structuring for funds investing across Africa; taking into consideration the legal, risk, tax and exchange control considerations of the fund managers and limited partners. We also assist with structuring the efficient participation of the private equity executives.

We advise on the full spectrum of generalist funds and sector funds, including buy-out, infrastructure, mezzanine debt, real estate, housing, agriculture, technology, healthcare, renewable energy, mining and fund of funds. Our network of relationship firms throughout Africa allows us to form Africa-focused funds domiciled both locally and abroad.

We are rated as the leaders in the fund formation market in South Africa and throughout Africa, with several of our partners featured in Chambers Global and Legal 500. Our team has also been named the 2017 Private Equity Africa Funds Legal Adviser of the Year.​