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Jennifer Grant Cooper


Jennifer Grant Cooper

Investment Management
New York

Represents sponsors in the establishment, marketing and operations of private funds.

Jennifer represents a range of private fund sponsors in connection with the establishment, marketing and operations of private investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, credit funds, co-investment funds, secondary funds and funds of funds.

She regularly represents clients on secondary transaction matters, including GP-led secondaries, as well as co-investment transactions. She advises sellers and management teams in investment adviser spin-outs and sale transactions, as well as investors and asset managers in connection with seed capital investments. She also advises institutional investors that invest in private funds. She provides regulatory and compliance advice to investment managers in connection with their ongoing operations and investment activities, including compliance with the U.S. Investment Advisers Act.

Experience highlights

Recent representations
  • Morgan Stanley AIP in raising a $2.5 billion secondaries fund focused on single asset GP-led transactions
  • Varagon Capital Partners:
    • in its acquisition by Man Group and related extension of client commitments from Varagon’s anchor investors
    • in connection with a buyout of a minority interest in the Varagon business by a strategic partner and a related $3 billion investment
  • Infrastructure manager in raising a $1 billion tactical infrastructure fund to invest in North American and Western European opportunities across infrastructure sub-classes
  • Leading real estate secondary sponsor in connection with a $1.5 billion real estate secondary fundraise and multiple real estate secondaries and co-investment transactions
  • First Reserve on a single asset GP-led secondary transaction in which First Reserve’s Fund XIII sold its interest in Refuel Holdings 
  • Blackstone on the formation of Strategic Partners Fund VII, L.P., a $7.5 billion secondaries fund
  • Morgan Stanley AIP on multiple GP-led secondary transactions and portfolio sales
  • Coller Capital on GP-led secondary transaction
  • A global bank’s alternative investment group in various private fundraisings
  • Passport Capital on the formation of several digital asset funds
  • CPPIB in connection with multiple transactions
  • A global bank’s alternative investment group in connection with multiple single-asset or concentrated GP-led secondaries and LP portfolio sales
  • Mudrick Capital Management on various private fundraisings and separately managed accounts
  • Multi-strategy manager on various private fundraisings and seed investment transactions
  • Trilantic Capital Management on the formation of Trilantic Capital Partners VI, a $2.75 billion private equity fund
  • Trilantic Capital Management on the formation of co-investment vehicles in connection with the following transactions:
    • investments in Sunbelt Transformer, Taymax Group and TRP Energy
    • a dedicated co-investment vehicle that invests alongside Trilantic Capital Partners VI for a U.S. public pension fund
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J.D., Harvard Law School
  • cum laude
A.B., Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University
  • cum laude

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2004

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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