Ed Ford

Ed Ford


Ed is a partner in the Travers Smith Funds team.

Ed specialises in advising private markets participants on raising, structuring and deploying private capital. This includes:

  • Advising GPs on all aspects of fund formation and carried interest structuring across of a diverse range of alternative strategies, including private equity, growth equity, venture capital, private debt/credit, special situations, infrastructure and real estate.
  • Structuring secondary market solutions (including GP-led and LP-led secondary transactions, preferred equity financings and other structured secondary transactions).
  • Advising institutional investors on their alternative deployment programmes (including primary fund investments, co-investments and secondary investments).

Industry recognition

Ed is recognised in Private Equity International's Next Gen Leaders of Secondaries: Class of 2022.

Ed is recognised as a 'Next Generation Partner' in 2022 and The Legal 500 2023.

Ed is recognised as one of Europe's 'Private Equity Rising Stars' in Legal Week's 2020 Private Equity Rising Stars feature.

Ed was recognised as a 'Rising Star' in The Legal 500 2019-2021.

Selected Primary Fundraisings

Selected Secondary Transactions

Investor-side Practice

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