David A.Gati


London + 44.20.7039.5172

David Gati has significant experience advising clients in all aspects of work relating to private funds, predominantly focusing on fundraising and representing both fund managers and investors.

Much of David's work is concentrated on overseeing fund sponsors who are establishing and operating private investment funds across a range of asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, credit, real estate, and secondary capital. This work includes the structuring and fundraising of a variety of products from traditional blind pool investment vehicles to managed accounts and co-investment vehicles domiciled in a number of jurisdictions. David also assists institutional investors on their primary investment programs and reviewing and negotiating fund investments spanning a range of sectors, asset classes, and fund sizes.

In addition to fund formation, David has broad experience advising clients on fund secondary transactions, including portfolio transactions and liquidity solutions. He also advises on structuring and implementing carried interest, co-investing, and other bespoke executive incentive schemes and on all wider elements relating to operating a private funds business.

Prior to joining Jones Day, David served secondments with the European Investment Fund in Luxembourg, where he advised their equity investment team, and with Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).

David has conversational skills in Spanish, French, and Hungarian.


  • Gilde Healthcare establishes Gilde Healthcare Private Equity IVJones Day advised Gilde Healthcare Partners B.V. in the establishment of Gilde Healthcare Private Equity IV, a private equity fund that invests in profitable healthcare companies operating in the lower mid-market in North-west Europe.
  • MassMutual partners with Low Carbon to accelerate transition to renewable energyJones Day advised Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) on its debt and equity investment in Low Carbon Energy Holdings Limited (“Low Carbon”), a subsidiary of Low Carbon Limited, an established pan-European renewable energy developer and fund manager.
  • ARA Asset Management Limited acquires InfraRed Capital Partners' European Real Estate Investment Management businessJones Day advised ARA Asset Management Limited in the acquisition of InfraRed European Real Estate Investment Management, a specialist discretionary fund manager in the real estate sector, from InfraRed Capital Partners.