Colby Jenkins leads the firm’s Investment Management practice and has more than 18 years of experience as funds counsel, advising on all aspects of the structuring, documenting, offering, and operation of U.S. and offshore investment funds. He regularly counsels domestic and foreign clients on U.S. federal and state investment adviser regulatory considerations.

Overview

Colby’s practice encompasses a wide range of investment management matters in connection with both sponsor- and LP-representations. He has extensive experience with the regulatory and contractual elements of closed-end, open-end, and hybrid private fund structures, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, credit funds and funds-of-funds.

His clients include established and emerging fund sponsors and institutional, family office and individual investors focused on a wide variety of investment sectors, ranging from traditional private equity investments to public market investments to investments in emerging alternative asset classes.

Representative Experience

  • Structuring of a $100 million credit fund targeting investments in real estate debt, corporate debt and tactical credit
  • Structuring of a $150 million fund-of-funds targeting investments in private equity and venture capital funds, as well as secondaries, co-investments and general partner stakes
  • Structuring of a $60 million private equity fund targeting investments in the industrials, manufacturing and value-add distribution segments of the U.S. lower middle markets
  • Structuring of a $25 million real estate GP sponsor fund targeting investments in sponsor-led joint ventures focused on distressed or under-performing commercial real estate properties in the U.S. Southeast
  • Structuring of a $100 million feeder fund established to invest in a $5 billion climate impact master fund targeting investments in the global clean energy, decarbonized transportation and green industrial segments
  • Structuring of a $150 million feeder fund established to invest in a $4 billion private equity master fund targeting investments in brownfield infrastructure assets in the OECD countries in North America and Western Europe
  • Structuring of a $200 million private credit fund targeting investments in commercial and non-commercial mortgage loans relating to U.S. commercial and residential real estate
  • Structuring of a $50 million real estate fund targeting investments in portfolios of healthcare-related real estate properties

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Education

M.B.A., Yale School of Management, 2013, honors in Real Estate for Institutional Investors

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2003

B.A., Duke University, 2000, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Golden Key Honor Society; High Distinction in English Literature

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2017
  • New York, 2005
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