Keystone Law has steered “the godfather of hedge funds”, Lord Stanley Fink, through the series A equity funding of two of his UK investments, one in the fintech space and the other in professional services.
The hedge fund tycoon sought counsel from the Keystone team comprising Nadim Zaman (corporate), Tom Daltry (tax), Denham Bell (employment), Suzy Schmitz (commercial) and Albert Mennen (trainee), after the firm was invited to pitch alongside a host of other firms, including Proskauer Rose and other global law firms.
The team was able to substantially differentiate itself against the competition, leading on its demonstration of execution speed on both transactions that each had fixed completion dates. Meanwhile the client bought into the “new model”, having previously only experienced traditional firms in a City career that lists building the largest listed hedge fund in the world amongst its many highlights.
Keystone continues to act for Lord Fink on his UK technology investment portfolio.
Lord Fink described the Keystone team as:
“A real pleasure to work with, professional, knowledgeable and highly responsive.”
“Advising high profile investors, such as Lord Fink, and Venture Capital firms on the one hand and high-growth companies seeking investment on the other, is a real sweet spot for the firm and is a demonstration of Keystone’s capabilities in rivalling traditional City and Magic Circle firms for work in this area.”