Australia's leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has advised BGH Capital (BGH) on the establishment of Australia's largest private equity fund, BGH Capital Fund II, which has raised A$3.6 billion.
BGH is one of Australia's leading private equity buyout firms, with over A$6.2 billion under management. Investors in Fund II include public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and family offices globally.
The matter was led by partner Kon Mellos and special counsel Anton Bobenko, who advise on Australia's largest and most significant fundraisings.
Corrs, as Australian counsel, advised BGH on the establishment and fundraising of BGH Capital Fund II alongside Kirkland & Ellis (international counsel), EY (tax) and Mourant (Guernsey counsel). In advising BGH, Corrs drew on the combined experience of the Financial Sponsors, Corporate, Responsible Business and ESG, Banking and Finance and Telecommunications, Media and Technology teams.
Commenting on the matter, partner Kon Mellos said: "We are pleased to support BGH with the successful establishment and raising of Fund II. The close announced this month was an exciting milestone, cementing the Fund as the largest in Australia."