Stradley Ronon has extensive experience representing investment advisory firms, securities brokerage firms and other financial services institutions in connection with mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, fund adoptions, joint ventures, and investments. Our strength stems from the firm’s investment management practice – recognized as one of the premier investment management practices in the United States – which represents some of the largest investment companies in the country, investment advisers, broker-dealers, hedge fund sponsors, private equity firms, managers, administrators, underwriters/ distributors and other firms involved in the financial services industry.
You need attorneys who speak the language of the financial services industry, who have specific experience in investment management transactions, and who are intimately familiar with the complex and ever-changing legal system governing the financial services industry. You need attorneys who are practical, results-oriented, efficient and reasonable. But you also have needs that are unique to your situation, and require attorneys who will listen to your specific areas of concern and develop a plan of representation accordingly. We recognize and understand these needs and have carefully developed a team of attorneys who will meet them.
Our integrated team of corporate and investment management attorneys has a comprehensive understanding of registered funds, private funds, investment advisers, broker-dealers, insurance companies and other financial services institutions. We are on the cutting edge of developments relating to the complex regulatory issues our clients face. And we staff our team with attorneys who not only have an in-depth knowledge of the issues, but also work closely with clients to achieve their goals.
More specifically, we have served as corporate and regulatory counsel on acquisitions and dispositions of investment advisers, represented boards of directors of registered funds, provided counsel on mutual fund adoptions and mergers of registered funds, and provided advice to investment advisers engaging in their first M&A transaction, as well as to those who have done many. Our team works collaboratively – and efficiently – with lawyers from our partnering practices, including tax, employment, executive compensation, ERISA, intellectual property and finance, to ensure that all appropriate areas of concern are covered.
Stradley Ronon’s investment management M&A lawyers handle a broad range of transactions, including:
- adoptions and mergers of registered funds
- adviser acquisitions
- adviser dispositions
- joint ventures
- investment team lift outs