23 04 2016

Advent International GPE VIII Limited Partnership raises $13 Billion

Goodwin Procter represented Advent International in a $13 billion fundraising for Advent International GPE VIII Limited Partnership, which recently completed fundraising after only six months in the market.


GPE VIII will pursue the same strategy as its predecessor funds, investing in buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity transactions, primarily in Europe and North America and selectively in other regions such as Asia and Latin America. Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity firms. With offices on four continents, Advent has established a globally integrated team of over 170 investment professionals, focused on buyouts and growth equity investments in five core sectors including business and financial services; healthcare; industrial; retail, consumer and leisure; and technology, media and telecom. Advent International, led by Peter A. Brooke, Cédric Chateau, Derrick M. C. Lee, Eileen Sivolella and Jarlyth Hancock Gibson, is based in Boston. The Goodwin team advising Advent was led by partners David Watson (Picture) and Jim Donohue, and included partners Paul Verbesey, Neal Sandford, Scott Webster and Brian McDaniel, counsel Glynn Barwick, and associates Yvonne Fok, Mirela Hristova, Lynette Elam, Gabriela Morales-Rivera, Argyrios Saccopoulos, Jim Mattus, John Stern and Alyssa Penwell. Involved fees earner: David Watson - Goodwin Procter; James Donohue - Goodwin Procter; Paul Verbesey - Goodwin Procter; Brian McDaniel - Goodwin Procter; Glynn Barwick - Goodwin Procter; Yvonne Fok - Goodwin Procter; Mirela Hristova - Goodwin Procter; Lynette Elam - Goodwin Procter; Gabriela Morales-Rivera - Goodwin Procter; Alyssa Penwell - Goodwin Procter; Neal Sandford - Goodwin Procter; Argyrios Saccopoulos - Goodwin Procter; Scott Webster - Goodwin Procter; James Mattus - Goodwin Procter;

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