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Vishal Mashru

Vishal Mashru


Vishal Mashru

Vishal Mashru specialises in private fund formation, secondaries and advisory work across a wide range of sectors, including private equity, debt, real estate, infrastructure.

Vishal’s experience covers blind pool funds, separate accounts and GP-led restructurings, as well as advising on carried interest and co-investment structures and asset manager M&A.

Vishal also advises managers on ESG issues relating to their funds and investors in relation to the terms of their investment in such funds.

  • abrdn (formerly Aberdeen Standard Investments) on a GP-led secondary sale of a ~US$500 million portfolio
  • Bridgepoint in relation to its acquisition and integration of EQT Credit (including the management platform and all funds/portfolios) at an undisclosed transaction value. At completion the enlarged group had > €7 billion of assets under management.
  • Capital Dynamics on the formation of its Global Secondaries Fund V, Clean Energy Infrastructure Funds VIII and IX, and Mid-Market Direct Fund V
  • Climate Asset Management on the formation of its Natural Capital strategy and its Nature Based Carbon strategy
  • Equistone on the establishment of Equistone Partners Europe Funds IV, V and VI
  • Generation Investment Management on the formation of its Climate Solutions Fund II

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Career and qualifications

  • Queen's College, Oxford University (MA Oxon, Modern and Medieval Languages), 2009
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2011
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2013
  • Partner since May 2023

Awards and citations

  • 'Vishal Mashru is the best right hand person you could have’
    [Legal 500 2023 - Private Funds]
  • Ranked as a 'Rising Star' in Legal 500 2023 - Private Funds