Todd Betke has over 20 years of experience representing domestic and international private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, funds-of-funds and Small Business Investment Companies in connection with the formation, operation, restructuring and liquidation of such funds.  He also has extensive experience working with the general partners and management companies of private funds in connection with the formation and operation of such entities.  In addition, Todd has substantial experience representing private funds in connection with acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio investments.  He also regularly advises funds of funds and other institutional investors in connection with investments in private funds.

Todd also regularly counsels a wide variety of corporate clients, including large publicly traded corporations, banks and bank holding companies, privately held entities, start-up companies and entrepreneurs on a wide variety of transactional and corporate governance matters in the United States and foreign countries.

  • Represented $1 billion clean energy fund in connection with fund restructuring in cooperation with counsel to leading national and international investors.
  • Represented a series of six private equity funds targeting investments in India, with over $2 billion under management.
  • Represented fund manager in connection with formation of fund targeting real estate investments in Opportunity Zones.
  • Represented $230 million “seeding” fund in connection with formation of fund and with anchor investments in underlying funds.
  • Represented California investment bank in connection with the formation and licensing of a $75 million SBIC fund targeting investments in rural California and the Southeastern U.S.
  • Represented a foreign bank in connection with the formation and licensing of a $230 million SBIC fund targeting investments in the fintech and financial services industry.
  • Represented a fund of funds targeting investments in underlying SBIC funds.
  • Represented a U.S. bank in connection with the formation and licensing of an affiliated SBIC fund.
  • Represented an investment adviser in connection with the formation and licensing of a $230 million SBIC fund targeting mezzanine and structured equity investments in middle market companies.
  • Represented U.K. fund manager in connection with the formation and licensing of a $50 million impact SBIC fund.
  • Represented real estate fund manager in connection with a series of fund vehicles targeting real estate investments in the U.S.
  • Represented two separate fund managers in connection with the formation and licensing of early stage SBIC funds.
  • Represented investment adviser in connection with the formation of a series of fund vehicles targeting investments in growth companies in the U.S.
  • Represented fund manager in connection with the formation of a fund of funds targeting natural resource investments worldwide.
  • Represented real estate fund manager in connection with formation of a fund targeting debt investments in real estate assets.
  • Represented fund manager in connection with the formation of a $240 million fund targeting investments in lower middle market companies in the U.S.
  • Represented fund manager in connection with the formation of $120 million private equity fund targeting investments in Russia, and advised fund on sales of portfolio company mortgage bank and credit card bank to major international financial services companies.
  • Represented fund manager in connection with the formation of a hedge fund investing in distressed assets.
  • Represented fund manager in connection with the formation of a $220 million fund of funds targeting investments in natural resource funds and related assets.
  • Represented fund manager in connection with formation of a series of hedge funds targeting real estate and other assets in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
  • Represented lead investor in connection with acquisition of interests in a private equity fund and its related fund management company.
  • Represented funds of funds and institutional investors in connection with over 25 investments in underlying private equity and venture capital funds.
  • Served as outside general counsel to Enterprise Funds regulated and financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development and targeting investments in Poland, Hungary, the Czech and Slovak Republics, the Baltic States, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Russia.