Day Pitney represented AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC (AlphaCrest), a quantitative research and technology-driven systematic trading firm based in New York, in connection with (i) the acquisition of a minority ownership interest in AlphaCrest by Brummer & Partners, an alternative investment manager based in Sweden and (ii) an investment by Brummer's BMS Multi-Strategy fund of funds in AlphaCrest Offshore Strategies Fund Ltd., an affiliated offshore feeder fund of the investment manager.
The Day Pitney Investment Management and Private Funds team consisted of Peter Bilfield, Greg Kahn, Mike Cummings and Jeff Kole, along with Steve Ziobrowski on tax matters, Michael Kaufman on finance matters, Cathy O'Connor on intellectual property matters, Howard Fetner on employment matters, and Darren Wallace and Ed Krzanowski on transfer/succession planning matters. Day Pitney also worked on real estate matters. The team negotiated and drafted the terms of all transaction and ancillary agreements, including a strategic relationship agreement, securities purchase agreement, ancillary fund administration and risk parameter documents. The team also negotiated and drafted the terms of the limited liability company agreements of the investment manager and its affiliated general partner, AlphaCrest SA GP LLC, which included advice on succession and transfer tax planning issues. Day Pitney also provided tax and structuring advice for a financing arrangement between Brummer and AlphaCrest in connection with a purchase/sale transaction and negotiated and drafted the terms of the financing arrangements. The team also registered AlphaCrest with the SEC as an investment adviser and worked closely with Swedish counsel on regulatory issues as well as Cayman Islands counsel on compliance with corporate governance issues related to the Cayman Islands feeder fund and master fund and compliance with new Cayman Islands anti-money laundering rules.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's annual Day Pitney Palm Beach Family Office Forum, which had originally been scheduled for April 28 and 29, has been postponed to hopefully be rescheduled for later this year.
On January 31, David Waizer will be speaking at "Drafting Lasting Business Contracts: Simple, Powerful Strategies That Stand The Test of Time," a program and live webcast presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, a division of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
On January 15, Brian Fischer spoke at "When Good Deals Go Bad – Pitfalls to Avoid During the Sale Process," an Exit Planning Exchange (XPX) program held at The Hartford Club in Hartford, CT.
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Hedge Fund Law Report covered Erik Bergman's move to Day Pitney's Stamford office in an article posted March 12.
Day Pitney LLP represented Pula Capital Management LP (Pula), a newly formed investment manager based in Virginia, in connection with (i) the acquisition of a minority ownership interest in Pula by Felton Group, LLC (Felton Group), and (ii) an investment by Felton Group in Pula Capital Fund, LP, a newly formed fund managed by Pula that intends to employ novel mathematical techniques and a proprietary, systematic predictive model to trade a diversified long-short portfolio of liquid U.S. equities.
Daniel Gottfried, chair of Day Pitney's International Transactions practice was quoted in an article, "Who Can You Trust in the Cryptocurrency Economy?," published by the Robb Report.
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