Adam M. Brown | Northern Virginia | Hogan Lovells

Adam M. Brown
Brown Adam
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Organized, knowledgeable, and creative.

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With considerable experience in both raising and deploying capital, Adam Brown understands the legal and business needs of the private investment fund community.

He regularly advises sponsors of, and institutional investors in, private investment funds and their portfolio companies. Adam helps his clients achieve their business objectives by implementing targeted investment and transaction structures designed to align incentives and mitigate risk.

He regularly advises private equity investment firm sponsors on all aspects of their operations, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, co-investments, joint ventures, GP-led liquidity solutions, preferred equity offerings, and the ownership, operation, and disposition of portfolio company investments. He also represents domestic and international private fund sponsors on their formation, regulatory compliance, and fundraising activities.

In addition, Adam represents institutional investors in connection with various aspects of their investment programs, including investments in private investment funds and co-investments. He also regularly advises these investors in connection with complex secondaries transactions, including fund recapitalizations and restructurings.

While in law school, Adam served as an executive editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.

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A very strong transactional team led by Ed Harris and Adam Brown. Driven, commercial, extremely responsive and with a client-first mindset. Use their people effectively and place a value on diversity and inclusion. Focus on getting the deal done.

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Representative experience

KSL Capital Partners in connection with its US$3bn structured secondary transaction for Alterra Mountain Company.

Pantheon as lead investor on Wells Fargo’s approximately US$2bn sale of interests in private credit and private equity funds.

Pantheon as lead investor syndicate in a US$1.6bn GP-led continuation fund sponsored by ECP to acquire a portion of Calpine Corporation.

Pantheon on the formation of a healthcare platform with Elliott Bay.

Pantheon on Idinvest's venture GP-led, involving the transfer of 12 assets from several growth and venture capital vehicles into a continuation fund.

Pantheon on the GP-led of Avenue Capital Group.

Pantheon on the GP-led of Ports America. 

NextNav on its US$1.2bn SPAC merger with Spartacus Acquisition Corporation.


  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2011
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 2008
  • B.A., Yale University, 2005
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


Investment funds: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

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Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds

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