Hicks brings 20 years of experience in fund finance
Mayer Brown has welcomed back Perry Hicks as a partner in the firm’s banking & finance practice in Charlotte, US.
Hicks’ practice focuses primarily on private investment fund finance. Joining from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Hicks previously worked at Mayer Brown from 2012 to 2015.
“Perry brings 20 years of experience in fund finance, with significant experience in net asset value (NAV) financings – which is rising in client demand,” said Paul Jorissen, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global banking & finance practice. “Perry adds further bench strength to our rapidly growing finance practice, while enhancing our ability to serve clients in the expanding market in non-traditional lending.”
Hicks is the second partner to recently rejoin Mayer Brown’s fund finance team, following the return of Alex Righi to the Chicago office.
Hicks has an extensive financing practice that focuses on private investment fund and energy commodities secured transactions. He has advised many global financial institutions in secured fund financings, including NAV, hybrid, and subscription facilities to hedge funds, fund of funds, family offices and private equity debtors. His practice also routinely involves advising global financial institutions as agents, lead arrangers and creditors in syndicated lending transactions to leading energy and commodity companies.
“Mayer Brown has a leading fund finance practice and a global and comprehensive banking and finance team to support my practice and better serve my clients,” said Hicks. “The real joy in rejoining the firm, however, is the opportunity to work with many of my former colleagues and to contribute to the further expansion of the firm’s fund finance capabilities in an environment of exceptional client service.”
“Perry’s experience, combined with his substantial knowledge of the fund finance market, will broaden our alternative fund finance capabilities in Charlotte and beyond,” said Keith Oberkfell, the managing partner of Mayer Brown’s Charlotte office. “We are confident that our clients will benefit from his dedication to client service and approach to sophisticated finance transactions.”