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About Ivet Bell

Ivet is a Partner in the Private Funds and Secondaries group. She represents alternative asset managers and their investors on fund formation, sale and regulatory matters throughout manager and fund life cycles.

Ivet’s experience extends across closed, open and evergreen structures and includes strategies such as buy-out, credit, secondaries, GP stakes, insurance, real estate, venture, special situations, social impact, long/short, global macro and real estate. 

She advises on structuring, offerings, co-investments, joint ventures, managed accounts, regulatory compliance, sponsor arrangements and carry plans, seeding and staking investments, fund conduit vehicles, manager spin-offs and end-of-life considerations, among other matters.

Ivet holds a degree in Economics from Harvard magna cum laude and a JD from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and M&A teaching assistant. She is a director on the board of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems.

Ivet is recognized as a rising star in Super Lawyers 2023. She serves on the Private Investment Funds Committee of the New York City Bar Association where she is a member.

Recent work

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Fund and manager formation:

  • A private debt investment firm focused on asset-based lending in connection with its offering of multiple oversubscribed funds (including most recently with over $1.5 billion in commitments) and overflow vehicles.
  • The private equity investment arm of a wealth advisory firm in connection with its formation of pooled investment vehicles and funds-of-one focused on secondaries investments, with recent vehicles totaling over $800 million in commitments.
  • A diversified alternative investment manager in connection with pooled and single investor fund formations in the real estate space, including a fund’s recent final closing with over $600 million in commitments.
  • A newly-formed open-ended manager with over $700 million in commitments, in connection with the negotiation of a GP-stake and seeding arrangement, together with its flagship fund formation and certain managed accounts.
  • A buy-out investment firm in connection with its negotiation of a significant revenue sharing arrangement with a lead investor to support expansion into additional strategies, as well as in connection with the related fund formation.
  • A structured credit asset manager investing in MBS and other credit products in connection with multiple vintages of both closed and open-ended pooled vehicles and managed accounts.
  • A leading LATAM manager in connection with the formation of its agribusiness-focused PE funds, negotiations with development finance institutions, and certain underlying investment structuring.
  • A long-standing, diversified US-based asset management company in connection with its establishment of an impact-focused strategy and multiple vintages of PE funds within this strategy.
  • A ‘fundless sponsor’ in its investment-specific capital raises and debt financing related to the acquisitions of sports and apparel companies.
  • A venture capital manager focused on US-based investments on its GP formation, carried interest plans, first fund formation and co-invest vehicles.
  • A state pension plan in its private equity- and real estate-related investments in both pooled investment vehicles and single-investor funds.
  • A sovereign wealth fund manager in its primary LP and co-investments across buy-out and real estate strategies.
  • A mid-market alternative asset manager in connection with multiple vintages of funds focused on special situations and distressed investments.
  • Several mid-market managers in connection with the formation of platforms providing capital to investment firms in the form of GP stakes, revenue shares, seeding and acceleration capital and other capital solutions.
  • A leading wealth management program providing conduit vehicle access to private equity funds, in connection with multiple feeder fund formations for investments into third-party managed platforms.


  • A major secondaries firm in connection with the formation of a joint venture which acquired a large, diversified pool of fund LP interests (involving a transaction value in excess of $2 billion).
  • A leading secondaries investment firm on the buy-side in its acquisition of a portfolio of private fund LP totaling over $500 million from an institutional investor.
  • A leading secondaries investment firm in its capacity as a co-lead investor on the buy-side with respect to the formation of a single-asset continuation vehicle as part of a GP-led secondary process.
  • One of the world’s premier secondaries institutions on a range of its buy-side secondaries transactions.
  • A major US secondaries business in a joint venture involving a US real estate portfolio recapitalization.
  • A large global asset manager in its capacity as a lead investor in a continuation vehicle for a European venture capital fund.



  • Columbia Law School
    • J.D., (James Kent Scholar)
  • Harvard University
    • A.B. in Economics (major) and Philosophy (minor), (magna cum laude)

Bar admissions

  • New York


  • Spanish
  • French