Adrian Grocock has extensive experience advising a broad range of clients on the formation, management, and structuring of their private funds across a variety of asset classes, including buyout, credit, infrastructure, and real estate. His experience ranges from advising first-time fund sponsors on their maiden fund launches to prominent sponsors on multi-billion-dollar products.

Mr. Grocock also advises sponsors on a variety of bespoke structures, including funds of one and separate managed accounts, as well as on their internal management, regulatory, sponsor co-investment, and carried interest arrangements. 

In addition, Mr. Grocock has advised a number of clients on secondary transactions — both sponsor-led secondaries (on both sponsor and investor sides) and limited partner portfolio transactions (on both buyer and seller sides). Mr. Grocock also has an active investor-side practice in which he advises major institutional investors in relation to their investments in private funds and other bespoke structures.
Previously, Mr. Grocock was a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and spent six months on secondment at a direct secondary fund sponsor in London.

Mr. Grocock's recent experience includes advising:

  • Synthesis Capital on the establishment and raising of its US$350 million debut fund and its separate co-investment platform.
  • A major sovereign wealth fund on a wide variety of private fund investments, co-investments, funds of one and managed accounts.
  • A global asset manager on a number of different sales and purchases of private fund interests and GP-led secondary transactions. 
  • Appian Capital on its internal management and regulatory arrangements, as well as on the development of its sponsor co-investment and carried interest platform. 
  • A western European fund of funds sponsor on a GP-led strip sale and primary staple. 
  • A northern European private equity sponsor on the establishment of a €1.3 billion buyout fund.
  • A western European private equity sponsor on the establishment of a €4 billion fund. 
  • 2xN on the establishment of its debut venture capital fund. 
  • Ergon Capital Management on its first institutional fundraise with capital commitments in excess of €580 million.
  • A UK private credit sponsor on the establishment of a €800 million subordinated debt fund.
  • A pan-European multi-asset sponsor on the establishment of a €750 million credit fund.
  • A Turkish private equity sponsor on the establishment of a €300 million buyout fund.
  • A US multi-asset sponsor on a complex US$250 million sponsor-led restructuring and on the establishment of a bridge fund.
  • A central European private equity sponsor on a €300 million sponsor-led secondary.

*Certain matters handled prior to joining the firm

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, BPP Law School, 2012
  • GDL, BPP Law School, 2011
  • MSc, London School of Economics, 2010
  • BA, London School of Economics, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English