Yong-Nam Jun

Of Counsel

Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Yong-Nam Jun, an Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the firm’s Private Investment Funds Department. Yong-Nam focuses on the formation of private equity and venture capital funds and on transactions undertaken by such funds.

Yong-Nam has extensive experience in the fund formation process. He is actively involved in all stages of fund formation, providing advice on terms and marketing strategy, negotiating with placement agents, drafting fund and sponsor documents, negotiating with investors, and providing advice on internal sponsor and management company arrangements. He also represents private equity and venture funds in their investment transactions.

Among his clients are both U.S. and Asia-based private equity and venture fund sponsors and leading institutional investors (including sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds, pension plans and private endowments) that invest in buyout, hedge, real estate, infrastructure and venture capital funds.

Yong-Nam has spoken or moderated at a number of industry conferences in both Korea and the United States and has presented at Harvard Business School and Seoul National University.

He also represents emerging high-technology companies and venture funds in financing transactions.

Before joining Orrick, Yong-Nam was an Of Counsel at DLA Piper in Los Angeles from 2011 to 2014, and a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2011.

  • Yong-Nam’s recent notable engagements include the following:

    Sponsor Representation

    • An international investment bank in the proposed formation of a $750 million buyout fund.
    • A Korea-based private equity sponsor in the formation of a $200 million buyout and growth equity fund.
    • A Korea-based private equity sponsor in the proposed formation of a $500 million buyout fund.
    • A Korea-based private equity sponsor in the proposed formation of a $150 million fund.
    • An Indonesia-based private equity sponsor in the formation of a $300 million fund.
    • A Silicon Valley-based growth equity fund sponsor in the formation of a $150 million fund concentrating on Southeast Asian investments.
    • A U.S.-based hedge fund sponsor in the formation of a family of hedge funds.
    • A Silicon Valley-based venture fund sponsor in the formation of a $200 million late-stage venture fund.
    • A US-based infrastructure fund sponsor in the formation of its first two multi-billion dollar infrastructure funds.
    • A U.S.-based fund sponsor, in the formation of its debut $175 million consumer products oriented private equity fund.
    • A U.S.-based fund sponsor in the formation of its third $350 million venture fund.

    Investor Representation

    • A major Asian sovereign wealth fund in over 50 investments into private equity, infrastructure, real estate, hedge funds and co-investment transactions.
    • A Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund in over 30 investments into private equity and hedge funds.
    • A Canadian pension plan in negotiations of MOUs with Korean institutional investors and syndication of infrastructure transactions.
    • A major Korean conglomerate in various private equity fund investments and joint venture transactions.
    • Leading global fund of fund advisors in over 100 investments into private equity funds, venture funds and private equity co-investment transactions.

    M&A Transactions and Strategic Transactions

    • A Korean private equity sponsor in a $500 million bid for a Korean defense company, including assistance with locating investors for its syndicate.
    • A sovereign wealth fund in a proposed $200 million investment a European listed company.
    • A Korean private equity sponsor in a proposed $50 million investment into a Korean pharmaceuticals company.
    • A Korean private equity sponsor in various proposed investments and M&A transactions into international public and private pharmaceutical companies.

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