Mateja Maher advises clients on the structuring and establishment of private funds across a variety of asset classes, including buyout, venture capital, infrastructure, real estate, and debt. He also regularly advises clients on secondary transactions (including structured and synthetic secondaries, GP-led restructurings, and fund-level liquidity offerings), spin-outs of private equity groups from larger organizations, debut manager establishments, carried interest arrangements, and UK and European regulatory considerations, including the implications of Brexit.

Previously, Mr. Maher was a partner at an international law firm and he also served as General Counsel of Campbell Lutyens, a leading private capital advisory firm. At Campbell Lutyens, Mr. Maher acted across the firm’s primary and secondary mandates, working closely with clients and their chosen fund and transaction counsel to establish and market private investment funds and to develop, structure, market, and close secondary transactions.

Mr. Maher's recent experience includes advising on:

  • Queen’s Park Equity LLP on its debut private equity fund, Queen’s Park Equity Partners I, L.P.
  • Allianz Capital Partners and Allianz Global Investors on various primary transactions and both buy- and sell-side secondary transactions.
  • 2xN on the establishment and closing of its debut venture capital fund.
  • Colliers on the acquisition of a 75% strategic investment in Basalt Infrastructure Partners LLP.
  • ARDIAN France S.A. on the acquisition of a majority stake in the GBA Group.
  • One of the largest European GP-led fund restructurings, with a transaction value of €2.5 billion.
  • GP-led liquidity offerings for institutional asset managers, large pan-European private equity funds and U.S.-based investment fund managers with aggregate transaction values in excess of €5 billion.
  • A European infrastructure fund manager on approximately €5 billion of primary fundraising and secondary transaction activity.
  • A global investment bank on its establishment of a US$1.5 billion infrastructure fund.
  • A UK-based energy investment fund manager on its establishment and the raising of its debut US$860 million energy fund.
  • A U.S.-based credit fund on the establishment, structuring and marketing of their flagship non-sponsored lending funds, with aggregate values in excess of US$3 billion.
  • Various European, US, and Asian clients on their approach to regulatory compliance in relation to marketing investment funds into the European Economic Area and the potential implications of Brexit on these activities.
  • A number of pension funds, sovereign wealth institutions, and other institutional investors on their primary investment and co-investment activity, including in relation to the establishment of bespoke single managed accounts, funds-of-one and similar across various asset classes, including buyout, infrastructure and real estate.

*Matters handled prior to joining the firm

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • GDL, Nottingham Law School, 2005
  • BA, St. John's College, Oxford, 2003
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Practices