On Friday, March 10, 2023, Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”) became the largest U.S. lender since the Great Financial Crisis to enter into receivership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. SVB was a major provider of depository services and liquidity to various investment funds, managers and their related entities through subscription
Howard J. Beber is a partner in the Corporate Department and co-head of the Private Funds Group, which is recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and US Legal 500. His practice focuses on representing private funds sponsors in all aspects of their business, including fund formation and ongoing operations and internal structuring and compliance. His practice includes buyout, growth equity, venture capital, private credit, secondary and fund-of-funds, ranging from some of the largest and well known sponsors in the industry to newly-formed managers.
He advises clients on a broad range of secondary transactions, including the acquisition and sale of partnership interests, tender offers, preferred equity financings, continuation funds, fund restructurings and other GP-led transactions, and has worked with several management teams on large spin-out transactions. Howard routinely represents some of the most active institutional and fund-of-fund investors when investing in venture capital, growth equity, buyout, private credit and other private investment funds, as well as co-investment transactions.
Howard has been an active member of the Private Investment Funds industry for many years. He is frequently invited to speak at major industry events and has authored numerous articles regarding managing and investing in private investment funds. Howard is a contributing author to “The Business of Venture Capital,” a leading book on the venture capital industry.