Working together with other specialist departments in the firm, Mr. Norman guides private capital clients through the path to institutionalization by designing and implementing bespoke solutions for their fund and investment structures, as well as internal governance, compensation and compliance arrangements. He also advises on a range of ESG-related issues, including relevant policies and due diligence, disclosures and regulatory obligations.
Mr. Norman’s experience also includes mergers and acquisitions of fund management businesses and secondary transactions in fund interests, as well as a number of public and private acquisitions by private equity funds and other financial institutions.
Mr. Norman is head of the London office’s Investment Management Group, which is recognised as a leading practice by The Legal 500 UK 2022. In the same publication, he is described by a client as “exceptional” and as someone that is “very well aware of the market, the regulation, the terms that are available and has always been extremely fast in turning around any requests.”
Recent highlights include:
Neuberger Berman in relation to the business combination between Dyal Capital Partners and Owl Rock Capital forming a $12.5 billion asset manager;
- Arrow Global Group PLC in the establishment of its new fund management business and the successful launch of its new pan-European non-performing loans fund, Arrow Credit Opportunities SCSp, reaching aggregate commitments of €1.5 billion;
- a leading sovereign wealth fund in its cornerstone investment in certain private equity and private equity real estate funds; and
- LetterOne in the establishment of new investment and compensation programme for L1 Health and related portfolio company arrangements.
Mr. Norman is actively involved in a number of pro bono projects, including working with a clinic that assists victims of domestic violence and addresses other family issues. He also is actively engaged in the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, particularly in its London and European offices.