Representing over 230 fund managers worldwide, and forming over 60 funds annually, Cooley LLP is the global leader in venture capital fund formation. We have 35 lawyers dedicated full time to the practice of organizing investment funds, backed by the strength of over 700 attorneys worldwide specialized in assisting fund manager organizations in their broader needs, from venture capital financings to tax and estate planning, employment issues, trademark counseling, litigation and beyond. We organize more venture capital funds than any other law firm worldwide. Some firms focus on investor representation. We specialize in representing fund managers, and with over 90% of our funds practice in this area, our depth of understanding and experience gives us a unique ability to assist our clients in understanding the market and obtaining the very best outcome.
Insight Equity is a private equity firm that makes control investments in strategically viable, middle market companies underperforming their full potential. Insight Equity’s experienced principals have acquired and managed businesses with over $4B in aggregate revenue since 1998. Insight Equity is comfortable in complex or challenging situations and has the ability to execute quickly in circumstances where speed is a priority. The firm leverages a proven collaborative value creation model to facilitate operational improvements leading to significant cash generation, growth and attractive investor returns. Insight Equity’s headquarters is located near the Dallas / Ft. Worth International Airport in Southlake, Texas. The firm also has an office in New York City.
EdgeLine Capital Partners is an independently owned third party marketing firm that represents leading alternative investment managers. We are dedicated to raising capital for carefully screened premier investment strategies and partnerships. Our clients include private equity, real estate, and absolute return strategies in both the U.S. and abroad. Each partner has an average individual tenure in the investment business of over twenty years. Our team of seasoned senior professionals has represented GPs that have successfully secured capital commitments in excess of $50B from a broad set of domestic and international institutional investors, representing multiple alternative investment strategies. We leverage our disciplined approach to fundraising and our long-standing institutional relationships with senior investment staff to successfully navigate the barriers to securing institutional capital. Our investors have come to appreciate our thoughtful introductions to investment strategies that fit their investment objectives, providing us with exceptional access to the most prominent institutional investors worldwide.
Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity makes privately negotiated equity and equity-related investments in middle-market entities primarily in North America, with opportunistic evaluation of Europe and other regions. We utilize Morgan Stanley’s global franchise, and relationships with leading corporate management teams and financial sponsors, to source attractive opportunities for our investment funds. The team seeks to create value in our portfolio companies primarily through operational improvement as opposed to financial engineering.
Morgan Stanley’s roots in private equity investing date back to 1985 and to date, Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity, through five funds, has invested $6.7 billion of equity across a broad spectrum of industries.
Denning & Company LLC is a FINRA registered global private equity advisory firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2001, Denning & Company, LLC provides consulting, marketing, and fundraising services to established general partners as well as newer teams offering unique investment ideas or solutions to limited partner investors worldwide. With over 70 years of combined industry experience, the Denning and Company team has raised capital in excess of $10 billion for general partners based in the U.S., Japan/Asia, UK/Europe, Russia, and Israel from a limited partner base similarly diversified.
Top Tier Capital Partners is a venture capital specialist managing niche-focused funds of funds. We make primary and secondary investments in venture capital funds and co-invest in select portfolio companies. Our team creates diverse portfolios that are built to spot emerging trends early and to deliver optimal venture returns. Based in San Francisco with roots back to 1999, the TTCP team manages $2.4 billion in commitments from a global base of institutional investors including pension funds, insurance companies, foundations, and family offices. Top Tier Capital Partners is an SEC registered investment adviser.
About The CAIA Association
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® is the global benchmark for alternative investment education. It administers the CAIA Designation and exams; sponsors research and publications; connects alternative investments experts around the world, and advocates the highest standards in professional conduct. The CAIA Association has more than 5,000 members in 75 countries and 15 affiliated Chapters. More information can be found at www.caia.org.
The CAIA Association has 15 chapters worldwide in the following locations: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Canada, London, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Korea.