Bryan Bylica is an investment funds lawyer that counsels private equity funds, SBIC funds, RBIC funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and other similar investment vehicles in all stages of their life cycle including formation, capitalization, SBIC and RBIC licensing, investing, and winding up. He is one of only a handful of lawyers nationwide that represents SBIC and RBIC funds throughout the licensing process and in post-licensing regulatory and compliance matters. He regularly works with new and emerging managers to form and structure the general partner and manager and works with clients to implement appropriate governance and regulatory compliance infrastructure.
Bryan also represents these funds in their portfolio investments, follow-on investments and divestitures. These investments include mergers and acquisitions, growth equity, mezzanine debt and minority equity co-investments.
As part of his investment funds practice, Bryan also works with banks, family offices, insurance companies, pension funds, endowments and other institutional investors that serve as anchor or significant investors in blind pool funds, provide capital to support independent sponsors or make co-investments along financial sponsors.
He has significant mergers and acquisitions experience in the lower middle-market representing buyers and sellers across all sectors in transactions with enterprise values ranging from $10M – $250M.
Bryan also regularly represents early stage companies from their formation and initial capital raise through every stage of their life cycle, with a particular background advising fintech companies.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Bryan was a partner at McGuireWoods LLP.
American Bar Association
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2015-2021)