Thomas M.Devaney (Tom)


Nueva York + 1.212.326.3484

Tom Devaney has served as a trusted advisor to private fund sponsors and institutional investors for more than two decades. His experience includes a distinguished track record of forming private funds and negotiating sophisticated seed and anchor investor arrangements, management team and portfolio "spin out" transactions, complex limited investor side letters, as well as joint venture arrangements for jointly managed fund platforms, many in excess of $1 billion. He is highly versed in U.S. securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Tom counsels sponsors and management teams of private funds on transactional matters and U.S. securities laws and regulations related to the formation of private funds, their fundraising and subscription phases, and ongoing administration and operations, including co-investment structures and related registered investment advisor (RIA) compliance. In addition, Tom is highly knowledgeable about regulatory developments that impact registered investment advisers and has advised on the design and implementation of compliance programs for numerous private fund sponsors.

Tom represents U.S. domestic and global clients, with a focus on private equity funds, real assets funds, and credit and lending funds. He advises clients on private securities offerings, including cross-border investment and strategic financing transactions, and has counseled clients on the formation, organization, and operation of a range of domestic offshore investment vehicles, based upon tax and regulatory considerations.


  • NOVA Infrastructure Management and its affiliated funds obtain new revolving subscription facility of up to $150 millionJones Day represented NOVA Infrastructure Management, LLC and its funds, NOVA Infrastructure Fund II, L.P. and NOVA Infrastructure Fund II (Cayman), L.P. in connection with a new subscription line facility of up to $150 million with Webster Bank, N.A., as the sole lender.
  • NOVA Infrastructure Management, LLC and affiliated funds obtain new $25 million subscription facilityJones Day represented NOVA Infrastructure Management, LLC and its fund NOVA Infrastructure Fund I, L.P. (“NOVA I”) in the refinancing of NOVA I's existing subscription line facility.
  • NOVA Infrastructure acquires A&R Bulk-PakJones Day represented NOVA Infrastructure in the acquisition of A&R Bulk-Pak ("A&R"), a South Carolina-based provider of contract packaging, transloading, warehousing, and other critical supply chain services for the petrochemical industry.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Summit Hill FoodsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Summit Hill Foods, Inc., a leading branded food company producing nationally recognized, premium brands, including Better Than Bouillon and The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires MMGY GlobalJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of MMGY Global, a leading integrated marketing firm specializing in travel, tourism and hospitality, from Peninsula Partners and other shareholders.
  • Large financial institution provides $82.5 million term loan credit facility to mid-market fundJones Day advised a large financial institution, as lender, in connection with a $82.5 million senior secured term loan credit facility provided to a mid-market fund that invests in asset-backed securities and credit-linked notes.
  • Private credit firm and affiliated funds obtain subscription line credit facility in amount up to $150 millionJones Day represented a private credit firm and certain of its funds in the refinancing of such funds’ existing subscription line facility.
  • Creative Wealth Management structures outside financing and investing in series of film participation agreements with Paramount PicturesJones Day assisted Creative Wealth Management in structuring outside financing and investing in a series of film participation agreements with Paramount Pictures in a number of recently released movies with a total investment value of approximately $100 million.
  • CoLift, Traxys Management and Optiver acquire Traxys GroupJones Day represented CoLift LLC, which sponsored the management buy-out of the Traxys Group, a leading global physical trader and merchant in metals and natural resources, together with Optiver, a global market maker and an investor group active in mining and natural resources led by Regent Mercantile Holdings Limited and The LOM Financial Group.
  • Prophet Capital completes continuation vehicle investment with natural gas producerJones Day advised Prophet Capital Asset Management LP in the restructuring of an existing fund into a continuation investment vehicle in connection with the leading of a buy-out of other third party investors in a natural gas producer, with a total transaction value of approximately $270 million.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires PRA EventsJones Day represented EagleTree Capital in connection with its acquisition of PRA Events, Inc., a leading business event management firm, from CI Capital Partners.
  • NOVA Infrastructure acquires ATS for Harbor LogisticsJones Day advised NOVA Infrastructure in the acquisition by portfolio company Harbor Logistics, LLC of ATS Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of transportation and warehousing services in Charleston.
  • Infobase receives majority investment from Northlane Capital PartnersJones Day represented Centre Lane Partners, LLC in connection with the majority investment from Northlane Capital Partners in Infobase.
  • Arsenal acquires ATP Group from Bregal UnternehmerkapitalJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition of ATP Group, a leading Swiss based manufacturer of water-based adhesive tapes, from Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
  • Creative Wealth Media forms CWM 2020 Movie Equity FundJones Day advised on the structuring, offering and formation of CWM 2020 Movie Equity Fund, a fund that invested in a slate of 10 films being released by major Hollywood studios.
  • Prophet MSR Opportunities forms new private fund for acquiring mortgage servicing rightsJones Day advised Prophet MSR Opportunities LP on its formation and marketing of a new private fund focused on acquiring mortgage servicing rights.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires LigneticsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Lignetics, Inc., the largest consumer-focused wood pellet manufacturer in the U.S., from Taglich Private Equity and Mill Road Capital.
  • Cube Infrastructure Fund III reaches €1.0 billion first closeJones Day represented Cube Infrastructure Managers in the first closing of Cube Infrastructure Fund III, a €1.0 billion Luxembourg fund.
  • Prophet EBO Partners forms new investment fund for acquisition of performing and non-performing residential mortgage loansJones Day advised Prophet EBO Partners in its formation of a new investment fund that will acquire a portfolio of performing and non-performing residential mortgage loans, on a rolling basis over two years.
  • Endeavor Real Estate Group forms Endeavor Opportunity Partners II LPJones Day advised Endeavor Real Estate Group Ltd. in its formation of Endeavor Opportunity Partners II LP, a $382 million real estate fund (structured with four parallel Delaware limited partnerships), dedicated to commercial, office, and residential real estate development projects throughout the U.S., with a focus on the U.S. Southwest.