Whether you are establishing, managing, investing in or lending to a fund, you need experienced advisers who have done it before.
Our specialist funds group has expertise in all fund types:
- open or closed-ended
- institutional or retail
- private or listed
- partnership or HoldCo
- authorised or unauthorised
- B-BBEE management structures
The South African based English and South African law qualified team is part of the CMS global funds group. We advise clients wherever they are operating and can efficiently assist in coordinating your international and regional distribution strategy.
As well as deep regulatory, taxation and exchange control expertise, we bring practical advice based on our extensive market experience. We are recognised experts in fund formation and also advise on:
- debt finance
- fund mergers and restructuring
- carry restructuring
- secondary transfers
- regulatory matters
As well as our technical expertise, our advisors add practical value. We develop relationships with regulators, depositories, administrators and placing agents, which facilitates smooth transactions.
Knowledge of the asset class can be essential to a successful fund launch. CMS’ sector-driven approach allows us to offer asset-class expertise, particularly for real estate, private equity, infrastructure, energy and clean energy, transport, life sciences & healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and TMT.