K&L Gates Advises Goal Investment Management on Launch of Consumer Credit-Focused Fund
New York - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP recently advised Goal Investment Management (GIM) on the formation and launch of its first investment fund. GIM is the newly-established investment management affiliate of Goal Solutions, which manages over $26 billion in consumer assets and provides a wide array of services, including primary and backup servicing, master servicing, recovery collections, and entity and portfolio management. The fund invests in unsecured U.S. consumer loan portfolios, and its first closing was anchored by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and its affiliates. Read GIM’s announcement of the closing here.
The K&L Gates team that advised GIM was headed by partner Yasho Lahiri and included partners Ruth Delaney, Nicholas Froio, Michael Hart, Michael McGrath, Anthony Nolan and Adam Tejeda; counsel Robert Weiss; and associates Chris Carson, Daniel Dykes, Lindsay Grossman, Thomas Meyer, Aaron Russ and Cole Wilhelmi.
Lahiri stated: “Goal Solutions’ entry into the investment management business was carefully considered for a number of years. I am pleased that our team was able to bring together the broad and deep experience required to assist in the establishment of GIM and the launch of this fund.”
“We wanted to offer our clients new and innovative ways to invest in consumer finance assets,” said Peter Sadowski, GIM’s Chief Investment Officer. “K&L Gates made sure the process wasn’t harder than it needed to be. They provided creative, actionable advice. They helped us chart a clear course through legal, operational, tax and regulatory complexity. In sum, they were an integral part of our team from start to finish.”
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.