Sidley advised Queen’s Park Equity LLP (QPE) on its debut private equity fund, Queen’s Park Equity Partners I, L.P. The fund was oversubscribed and closed at its hard cap of £185 million of third-party institutional commitments, exceeding its £150 million target. QPE is a new private equity firm focused on investments in the Education, Health & Pharma, and Tech Services sectors throughout the British Isles.
The Sidley team was led by Investment Funds partner Mateja Maher, with support from Rob Nield, Zoe Hansen, and Seungyeon Anderson from the UK Investment Funds team. The fundraising involved a multidisciplinary team across Sidley’s U.S. and European offices and included senior team members Oliver Currall (UK, Tax); Monique Gallego (U.S., Tax); David Kreisler (U.S., Funds); Roderic Pagel (Germany, Tax); Leonard Ng, and Chris Poon (UK, Regulatory).
Commenting on the fundraise, Jose Rodriguez and Jonny Kay, managing partners at QPE, said “We found the support from Mateja and the Sidley team invaluable in getting our debut fund closed, and really appreciate the focused and responsive advice throughout the process.”