Benjamin Kozinn focuses his practice on a broad array of matters covering both investment management and private equity M&A. He has been recognized by Chambers USA for his work in hedge funds. Ben works with investment advisers and investors on fund formation, structuring, compensation and regulatory and compliance issues, including alternative data. New managers seeking capital, particularly in the startup market, rely on his experience in structuring, seeding arrangements, managed accounts and funds-of-one.

In relation to M&A, Ben focuses on middle market private equity and asset manager M&A, including complex middle market buyouts, take private transactions, minority stakes and venture investments. He guides private equity managers through complex leveraged buyout transactions across a variety of industries, including technology, industrial services, logistics and investment advisory services.

Ben has held both private practice and in-house roles, including General Counsel at a credit-focused hedge fund, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Director of Hedge Fund Consulting at Deutsche Bank Securities.

Publications

“SEC Proposed Private Fund Rules: Rule-Specific Concerns and Next Steps (Part Three of Three),” Private Equity Law Report, June 7, 2022 (quoted)

“SEC Proposed Private Fund Rules: General Observations (Part Two of Three),” Private Equity Law Report, May 31, 2022 (quoted)

“SEC Proposed Private Fund Rules: Overview of the Proposal and the Importance of Industry Comments (Part One of Two),” Private Equity Law Report, May 24, 2022 (quoted)

 

Speaking Engagements

“Alternative Data Legal & Compliance – Q3 Quarterly Wrap Up,” Eagle Alpha Insights Workshop, Sept. 2022

“Reach for the Moon – How Asset Managers are Using Data Effectively,” GAIM Ops Cayman, April 2022

“SEC's EXAM Risk Alert April 2022: The Alternative Data Response on Policies and Procedures,” Eagle Alpha Webinar, May 2022

Distinctions

  • Chambers USA

Prior Experience

  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Claren Road Asset Management LLC
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Deutsche Bank Securities
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP