Omoz Osayimwese focuses his practice on the representation of sponsors and investors in the formation and structuring of private equity funds, hedge funds and hybrid funds. He also advises investment managers on strategic transactions involving alternative asset management businesses. Omoz has extensive experience representing sponsors and investors on funds employing credit, distressed investment, buyout, real estate, special opportunities, structured products, activist, multi-strategy and quantitative strategies. Omoz has advised clients on spin-out transactions, acquisitions of minority stakes in hedge fund and private equity firms, joint ventures between investment management firms and strategic transactions involving a change of management of private investment funds. He also represents hedge fund managers and investors in the negotiation of seed-capital transactions, and advises sponsors of private equity firms and hedge fund firms in the structuring of complex carry-sharing arrangements among principals and employees. Omoz’s recent representations include institutional sponsors and boutique firms in the formation of private equity funds, hedge funds and hybrid funds; lead investors on their investments in private equity funds; hedge fund managers and investors in seed-capital arrangements; investment managers in joint venture arrangements; and investment managers and investors in the formation of special purpose acquisition and co-investment vehicles.

Omoz speaks regularly to investment managers about current developments relating to private investment funds. His speaking engagements have included Permanent Capital Investment Vehicles,” at SRZ’s 27th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, “Liquidity and Winding Up Issues,” at SRZ’s 6th Annual Private Equity Fund Conference, a roundtable discussion at the AIFEA meeting regarding investment adviser registration for private equity firms and the Hedgeworld Webinar “Emerging Managers: Raising a Hedge Fund in a Bear Market.” He also recently discussed “Trends in Fund Governance & Economics” at the FEA Private Equity Meeting. Omoz received his B.A., with highest honors, from Michigan State University and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.

Representations

Represents institutional sponsors and boutique firms in the formation of hedge funds and private equity funds.

Represents lead investors in private equity funds and hedge fund managers and investors in seed-capital arrangements.

Represents investment managers in joint venture arrangements.

Represents investment managers in structuring complex carry-sharing arrangements and other incentive compensation schemes.

Represents investment managers and investors in the formation of special purpose acquisition vehicles and co-investment vehicles.

Publications

“Investor Remedies: The Importance of Key-Person Provisions,” Law360, March 31, 2017

“Investor Remedies,” LexisNexis, December 2016

“Ringing the Changes,” Private Funds Management, November 2016 (interview)

Contributor, Fund Formation and Incentives Report (SRZ in association with Private Equity International), April 2014

Speaking Engagements

“Liquidity and Winding Up Issues,” SRZ 6th Annual Private Equity Fund Conference, May 2018

“Permanent Capital Investment Vehicles,” SRZ 27th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, New York, January 2018

Credit Facilities,” SRZ 5th Annual Private Equity Fund Conference, May 2017

“Financing for Funds and Managers,” SRZ 26th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2017

“Life Cycle of a Fund Manager,” SRZ 4th Annual Private Equity Fund Conference, May 2016

“Trends in Fund Governance & Economics,” FEA Private Equity Meeting, March 2016

“Co-Investments Today: Structures, Terms and Fiduciary Duties,” SRZ 25th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2016

“Co-Investments: Market Terms, Regulatory Issues,” FEA Private Equity Meeting, October 2015

“Market Update,” SRZ 3rd Annual Private Equity Fund Conference, June 2015

“Trading Compliance,” SRZ 24th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2015

“Private Equity Fund Compliance Update,” SRZ Webinar, July 2014

“Ongoing Operations and Firm Growth,” SRZ 2nd Annual Private Equity Fund Conference, June 2014

“Management Company Structuring and Operations,” SRZ 23rd Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2014

“GP Planning,” SRZ Private Equity: Fund and Deal Terms Conference, October 2013

“Marketing and Working with Investors in the Current Environment,” Ambrose Connects, May 2013

“FATCA — Issues for Private Fund Managers,” SRZ Webinar, March 2013

“Investing in Corporate Credit,” SRZ 22nd Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2013

“Private Equity Fund Managers: Developments in Marketing, Compliance and SEC Exams,” SRZ Investment Management Hot Topics, November 2012

“Leverage for Investment Funds,” SRZ 21st Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2012

“Evolving Terms of Private Equity Funds,” SRZ Investment Management Hot Topics, December 2011

“Investing in Financial Institutions,” SRZ 20th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, January 2011

“Private Equity Investment Adviser Registration,” SRZ Investment Management Hot Topics, December 2010

“Understanding the Legal Issues,” AIFEA Meeting, September 2009

“Private Equity Funds: New Investor Demands,” SRZ Investment Management Hot Topics, June 2009

“Emerging Managers: Raising a Hedge Fund in a Bear Market,” Hedgeworld Webinar, May 2009

Distinctions

  • The Legal 500 US