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Dechert expands fund formation practice in London

Dechert has added Sam Kay as a partner in the firm’s financial services and investment management practice in London. With over 25 years of experience advising on investment funds, Kay specialises in fund formation work for a wide range of private equity firms across a broad range of investment strategies.

Dechert has added Sam Kay as a partner in the firm’s financial services and investment management practice in London. With over 25 years of experience advising on investment funds, Kay specialises in fund formation work for a wide range of private equity firms across a broad range of investment strategies.

He also regularly works on GP-led transactions and secondaries (both buy-side and sell-side), carried interest arrangements and co-investment schemes, and counsels on ongoing and follow-on fund strategy as well as liquidity solutions. In addition, Kay advises institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity funds, which means he sees a broad range of fund terms and conditions.

Kay has been acknowledged as a “Global Leader” for private fund formation by Who’s Who Legal and ranked in Chambers UK in 2022. He was included in Real Deals’ list of the “Top 20 Most Influential” in private equity in 2022.

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