Arturo "Art" Requenez II, a corporate and tax attorney, advises investment funds, investment advisers, investment banks, institutional investors, public and private companies, corporate boards, family offices, established entrepreneurs and business owners on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, investment management and taxation matters. Clients seek him out for his over 20 years of experience in fund formation, U.S. and offshore securities offerings and cross-border transactions, including M&A, buyouts, recapitalizations, investments, joint ventures, partnerships, financings and complex structuring.
In private equity, Art counsels clients at every stage of the private equity fund life cycle, including formation, operations, investments and exit. He advises clients on the creation and operation of diverse types of private funds and investment vehicles including buyout, mezzanine, credit, real estate, venture, co-investment, co-sponsored, offshore, international and multi-country funds. He has extensive experience drafting, negotiating and structuring all aspects of fund formation documents and investor-related agreements, and advising clients on the multidisciplinary legal, regulatory, economic, structural, and "market" aspects of pooled investment vehicles. Art also provides structural solutions and strategic advice to private funds and their founders on leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, dissolutions, co-investment vehicles, parallel funds, feeder funds, blockers, side cars, funds-of-one, carried interest vehicles, executive compensation, and general partner agreements and economics.
Internationally, Art’s experience spans over seventy-five countries throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia. He has advised multinationals on the structuring of billions of dollars of cross-border transactions and investments, across industries. He is experienced with all aspects of international tax planning, and U.S. inbound and outbound investments. Art also counsels clients on the tax implications that arise when cash, property, businesses or transactions cross borders. And he is experienced leading cross-discipline advisor teams in the design and execution of multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, restructurings, transactions and capital-formation-strategies.
In addition, Art is a national speaker and writer on topics related to taxation, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. His work has appeared in publication for numerous organizations, including Practicing Law Institute, Tax Executives Institute, Institute for International Research, Financial Research Associates, and the Journal of Taxation. Art has been interviewed for legal commentary by Dow Jones, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal, and recognized on CNN Money for his work in private equity.
Served as fund counsel to a global real estate fund sponsor in connection with $2.5 billion fund platform created to invest in Chinese commercial real estate, coupled with joint venture with a foreign state-owned enterprise
Represented a Florida-based real estate fund sponsor and property manager in connection with multiple joint ventures and partnerships, capitalized by foreign pensions, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, created to invest in multi-family assets in the United States
Served as fund counsel to a New York-based fund sponsor and registered investment advisor in connection with a $260 million fund formation, a $90 million fund formation and a $35 million separate account, all of which were created for the purpose of making debt, mezzanine and unitranche investments in North American franchise businesses
Represented one of the first institutional Latin American private equity buyout funds created and its founder in connection with various U.S. securities, tax and regulatory matters and investigations
Represented a Canadian private equity firm in connection with acquisition and roll-up of transportation and logistics companies in the United States
Represented a Latin American private equity sponsor and asset manager in connection with $750 million acquisition of Latin American industrial and raw materials business
Represented a Florida-based private equity fund in connection with acquisition of a Texas-based manufacturing company
Represented a Florida-based private equity fund in connection with acquisition and roll-up of various niche grocery store chains in the United States
Advised a leading Australian investment bank in connection with the tax, legal and regulatory restructuring of global trading businesses and trading activities
Served as fund counsel to Texas-based real estate fund manager in connection with the creation of a $230 million fund formation and a $410 million fund to invest in self-storage, student housing, workforce housing and medical office
Adjunct Law Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Private Equity & Hedge Funds
Adjunct Law Professor, University of Miami School of Law, Corporate Taxation
Panelist, Senate Finance Committee Private Equity Taxation Staff Briefing