With its hands-on approach and financial firepower, private equity may just be what’s needed to help reshape post-pandemic economies.

While it is still uncertain how long-term some of the pandemic’s effects will be, it is clear that companies need to build resilience if they are to survive or even thrive through whatever unexpected events the future throws at them. They will need investment — and a significant amount of it. Government initiatives in economies across the world, such as furlough schemes, grants and tax payment deadline extensions all help for now, but over the longer term, businesses will need support to reposition themselves for what comes next.

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Photo of Nigel van Zyl Nigel van Zyl

Nigel van Zyl specializes in advising asset managers, institutional investors and investment advisors across the full spectrum of investment fund matters.

Praised for his keen business sense and practical approach, Nigel advises leading international fund managers on all aspects of their fund business…

Nigel van Zyl specializes in advising asset managers, institutional investors and investment advisors across the full spectrum of investment fund matters.

Praised for his keen business sense and practical approach, Nigel advises leading international fund managers on all aspects of their fund business, including the formation, raising, maintenance and ongoing operation and compliance of their investment funds. He also advises on internal governance, compliance and organization, carried interest and co-investment arrangements, spinouts, re-organizations and restructurings.

Nigel represents institutional investors, including fund of funds, sovereign wealth funds, and global asset managers, with respect to their investments into private equity and other alternative asset funds.

He also advises buyers and sellers of secondary fund interests and the structures used for these transactions, including synthetic secondary and co-investment structures.

Photo of Mary B. Kuusisto Mary B. Kuusisto

Mary B. Kuusisto is a partner in the Private Investment Funds Group, a member of the Tax Department and head of the London office.

Mary has over 20 years of experience in the private equity industry. She advises clients on structuring and operations…

Mary B. Kuusisto is a partner in the Private Investment Funds Group, a member of the Tax Department and head of the London office.

Mary has over 20 years of experience in the private equity industry. She advises clients on structuring and operations of private investment funds globally, with particular experience in tax-related matters. She has represented numerous private investment funds in their formation and operational activities, including venture capital, buyout, distressed debt, mezzanine finance, natural resource, secondary, and funds of funds, as well as geographic and sector specific funds. Mary also advises investment fund managers and general partners with respect to their internal governance, compensation arrangements and economic structures.