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Bryan R. Ricapito

Washington, D.C.

Bryan R. Ricapito

Funds have different needs over the course of their lifecycles. Clients in this space turn to Bryan Ricapito for his perspective and skill in managing these needs. Bryan helps private investment fund sponsors in the formation, fundraising, operations, management, tax, and structuring of their various investment vehicles, including in their investment structuring and acquisition and divestiture of portfolio companies.

Bryan has acted as the lead attorney in the sponsor-side negotiation of more than US$13 billion in private equity commitments to various investment funds and co-investment vehicles.

Bryan counsels clients on all aspects of fund formation, administration, and regulatory compliance, including structuring, governance, and investor relations. In addition to his fund formation work, Bryan is regularly involved in the formation of specialized investment vehicles and other alternative asset arrangements on behalf of management teams, parties in joint ventures, and investors. Bryan has experience with numerous alternative asset structuring jurisdictions including Canada, the Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Mauritius, and the Netherlands. Bryan’s diverse sector experience includes energy and renewable energy, real estate, technology, healthcare, and communications.

Bryan also advises his private clients on regulatory issues relating to the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. He has also advised public companies as to SEC compliance, reporting, and disclosure requirements.

Previously, Bryan was an associate at another international law firm. Before becoming a lawyer, Bryan held management positions in the technology and financial services industries.

Representative experience

Represented sponsor Riverstone Holdings in connection with the formation of its flagship energy funds.

Represented ACON Investments in connection with the formation of its most recent Latin America and middle-market buyout funds.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2006
  • M.B.A., cum laude, Babson College, 2001
  • B.A., University of Rhode Island, 1993

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
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