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Gareth Earl
Partner
 
CityPoint | One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HU EN
 
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Based in our London office, Gareth Earl advises on the establishment and operation of a wide variety of private investment funds, including private equity, growth, venture capital, energy, infrastructure, real estate, secondaries and credit funds together with bespoke managed account arrangements. His practice also includes advising on the structure and terms of executive carried interest, co-investment and similar incentive arrangements. Gareth has represented such leading international fund sponsors as Actis, Affinity Equity Partners, Astorg, Apax, BC Partners, Bridgepoint, Charterhouse, Cinven, Coller Capital, CVC and EQT.

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Work Highlights
  • Actis on the establishment of its $2.75 billion emerging markets energy fund, Actis Energy 4, in 2017; its $500 million real estate fund, Actis Africa Real Estate 3, in 2015; its $1.3 billion emerging markets energy fund, Actis Energy 3, in 2013; and its $1.6 billion emerging markets private equity fund, Actis 4, in 2012
  • Affinity Equity Partners on the establishment of its $6 billion Asia-focused private equity fund, Affinity Asia Pacific Fund V, in 2017
  • Astorg on the establishment of its €4.2 billion private equity fund, Astorg VII, in 2019
  • Charterhouse on the establishment of its €2.3 billion private equity fund, Charterhouse Capital Partners X, in 2016
  • Cinven on the establishment of its €10 billion private equity fund, the seventh Cinven fund, in 2019 and its €7 billion private equity fund, the sixth Cinven fund, in 2016
  • Coller Capital on the establishment of its $7.15 billion secondaries fund, Coller International Partners VII, in 2015
  • CVC Capital Partners on the establishment of its €4.6 billion long-term private equity fund, CVC Strategic Opportunities II, in 2019; its €16 billion private equity fund, CVC Capital Partners VII, in 2017; its €3.9 billion Strategic Opportunities platform in 2016; its $1 billion technology fund, CVC Growth Partners, in 2015; its $3.5 billion private equity fund, CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific IV, in 2014; and its €10.9 billion private equity fund, CVC Capital Partners VI, in 2013
  • EQT on the establishment of its €1.6 billion private equity fund, EQT Mid Market Europe, in 2017; its €6.75 billion private equity fund, EQT VII, in 2015; its €1.1 billion infrastructure fund, EQT Infrastructure II, in 2012; and its €4.75 billion private equity fund, EQT VI, in 2011 
Accolades
  • Ranked in Band 1 for Investment Funds (Private Equity) by Chambers UK (2019)
  • Listed as a Leading Individual for Investment Fund Formation and Management (Private Equity) by Legal 500 (2019)
  • Listed as a Leading Individual for Private Funds Formation by Who’s Who Legal (2019)
Education
  • Nottingham Law School, 2001 Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, 2000 Law BA (hons)
Associations
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Admissions
  • England and Wales 2004

Gareth Earl is a Partner in the Firm’s Private Funds Practice. He advises on the establishment and operation of a wide range of private investment funds, including private equity, growth, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit funds together with bespoke managed account arrangements. His practice also includes advising on the structure and terms of executive carried interest, co-investment and similar incentive arrangements. Gareth has represented a number of leading international sponsors, including Actis, Affinity Equity Partners, Astorg, Apax, BC Partners, Bridgepoint, Charterhouse, Cinven, Coller Capital, CVC and EQT.

Gareth graduated from Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, in 2000 with a B.A. (hons) in law. He was awarded a Diploma in Legal Practice with distinction from Nottingham Law School in 2001.

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