Sam Kay

Sam Kay


Sam is a partner in the Funds Department. He has over 20 years' experience advising on investment funds projects and has been a partner at Travers Smith since 2008.

He specialises in fund formation work for a wide range of private funds and asset management clients, predominantly in the private equity, private debt/credit, infrastructure, and real estate sectors.

He also works on GP-led transactions and secondaries (both buy-side and sell-side), carried interest arrangements and co-investment schemes, advising institutional investors on their participation in funds and internal restructurings such as succession planning and management spin-outs.

The industry leading publications Sam has contributed to this year include:

  • Unquote
  • Private Funds Management
  • Private Equity International
  • Chambers Global Practice Guide on Investment Funds.

Sam was also involved in speaker opportunities and training sessions such as:

  • Invest Europe fund structuring workshops and secondaries seminars
  • speaker at SuperInvestor conference in London.

Industry recognition

Sam is recognised as a 'Global Leader' for Private Fund Formation by Who's Who Legal 2021 and is also ranked in Chambers and Partners UK 2022.

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