iCapital Network’s Acquisition of Deutsche Bank Asset Management US Private Equity Access Fund Platform


Willkie advised Deutsche Bank Asset Management on the deal

Deutsche Bank Asset Management signed a definitive agreement to sell its US Private Equity Access Fund Platform to iCapital Network. At closing, which occurred on December 8, 2017, iCapital took over as investment manager for the portfolio of 33 private equity access funds with approximately $2.5 billion in invested assets and more than 7,000 domestic and international investors.

In a transaction which closed in 2016, Willkie also represented Deutsche Bank in the sale of its U.S. Private Client Services unit to Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Willkie advised with a team including, Corporate: partner Russell Leaf (Picture), counsel Jared Fertman, and associate Christine Centola; Asset Management: partners James Silk and Arash Farhadieh, and associates Jed Doench, Colin Fulton, Stephanie Albano, Mia Goschalk, and Olivia Kim; Employee Benefits: partner Jordan Messinger and associate Geri Anne McEvoy; and Tax: partner Hillel Jacobson and associate Kal Dargan.

Involved fees earner: Russell Leaf – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Jared Fertman – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Christine Centola – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; James Silk – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Arash Farhadieh – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; James Doench – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Colin Fulton – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Stephanie Albano – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Jordan Messinger – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Geri Anne McEvoy – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Hillel Jacobson – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Kapiljeet Dargan – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: Deutsche Bank Asset Management ;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti