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Akin Gump appoints investment funds partner in New York

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Akin Gump has appointed Terence Rozier-Byrd as a partner in its investment management practice in New York. Rozier-Byrd comes to Akin Gump from Baker Botts, where he served as partner in charge of its New York office.

Rozier-Byrd advises a wide array of institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, credit funds, real estate funds, energy funds and hybrid funds, as well as in the negotiation of separately managed account arrangements, co-investments, direct venture capital and growth equity investments and secondary transactions. His practice also includes representing fund sponsors regarding the formation and operation of private equity funds, venture capital funds, growth equity funds and hedge funds.

“We have long been known as a firm with a preeminent investment funds practice, and Terence is a terrific addition who builds on that platform,” says Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith. “He is a valued leader who immediately enhances our investor representation, secondaries and fund formation work—all areas of particular strength for us. I am truly delighted to welcome Terence to Akin Gump.”

Added Prakash H Mehta, co-head of Akin Gump’s investment management practice, says: “As we continue the growth of our team via the addition of talented, high-calibre partners, Terence represents an ideal fit. He brings deep experience across the funds industry, particularly in investor-side representations, and a substantial track record in the domestic private equity market that our clients will find exceedingly valuable. I am thrilled to have him with us.”

Rozier-Byrd says: “The breadth of Akin Gump’s market-leading global funds platform is an ideal fit for my practice. The firm has demonstrated strength on both the sponsor and LP side, coupled with a full suite of funds-focused services in areas like regulatory, tax, labor and employment, litigation and more. This is a terrific opportunity that will be incredibly beneficial for me as well as my clients.”

Rozier-Byrd received his JD from Boston University School of Law and his AB from Princeton University.

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