White & Case Advises Blue Horizon on Establishment of Family Office Backed Investment Vehicles
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Blue Horizon Partners and Blue Horizon Advisors (together "Blue Horizon") on the recent establishment of Blue Horizon Investors, a strategic real estate investment group; Blue Horizon Opportunities LP, a private venture capital fund; and Blue Horizon Pi Partners LP, a private equity fund.
Blue Horizon Partners is a global investment management firm and Blue Horizon Advisors is a global investment advisory firm comprised of senior investment professionals with deep industry knowledge and a strong track record in real estate, venture capital and private equity investments across Asia, Europe and the US.
Blue Horizon Investors is focussed on commercial real estate in mature markets, particularly in Europe and the US. Blue Horizon Investors takes long-term positions with a flexible investment horizon, and recently acquired10 Hammersmith Grove, a fully leased 122,744 sq ft office scheme in a prime West London location, which White & Case also advised on.
Blue Horizon Opportunities LP is a flexible private venture capital fund targeting start-ups and strategic investments at various stages of growth, with a rapidly expanding portfolio of assets throughout Europe and the US, while Blue Horizon Pi Partners LP is an opportunistic private equity fund focussed on strategic investments across a range of sectors throughout Europe and the US.
"The quality of our investment professionals and our extensive expertise in identifying strategic high-value real estate, VC and Private Equity investments contributes to our track record of delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns on such investments," said Nabil Kobeissi, Chief Investment Officer of Blue Horizon Advisors. "We are pleased to have White & Case as our trusted global legal advisor given their deep understanding and experience in establishing bespoke family office-backed investment vehicles."
"It is truly a privilege to be working with leading investment professionals at Blue Horizon in establishing diverse strategic investment groups, each with a clear investment focus and horizon", said London based Partner Prabhu Narasimhan who led the structuring team at White & Case. "Structuring and establishing family offices and their investments is our particular forte as we are able to support our clients with a cross-border and cross-disciplinary team which seamlessly marries tax, regulatory, corporate and real estate law advice with the commercial requirements of sophisticated family office-backed investment vehicles such as Blue Horizon Partners."
The White & Case team which advised on this transaction was led by London-based partner Prabhu Narasimhan and included Abu Dhabi-based partner Abdulwahid Alulama, New York-based partner Mara Topping and London-based partners Peita Menon, Michael Wistow and Emma Parr in London with support from associates David Lancaster, Paul Harrington and Marta Zieba in London.
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