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25 June 2001

Priorities for private equityp

For the private equity and venture capital industry to fulfil its potential of strengthening the economy and encouraging entrepreneurship, there are certain things that need to be changed. Here, the EVCA identifies five priorities that governments and pan-European authorities should tackle so that the region can fully reap the rewards of venture capital.

4 June 2001

Pan-European private equity funds – structure and marketingp

Establishing a pan-European private equity fund involves complex forward planning to ensure that investors in the fund maximise returns. Investors need to be aware of a fund structure's features that have a direct impact on their investment. Baker & Mckenzie presents the main issues that are considered in the process and details the most commonly used structures and their suitability for different investor groups.

24 May 2001

Why is the proposal of removing the 20-partner limit on limited partnerships important for private equity?p

From SJ Berwin: In our view, it is an unnecessary inconvenience to restrict the number of partners to 20 for any type of business.

18 May 2001

Accessing venture capital and private equity through fund of fundsp

Investing via a fund of funds can give you access to the best funds and ensure that you have a diversified private equity portfolio. Wilshire Associates outlines the benefits of fund of funds.

18 May 2001

Implementing a private equity programmep

What does it take to be a successful private equity investor? A good understanding of risk and return, for a start. Wilshire Associates explains its approach and runs through some of the attributes of leading private equity investors.

11 May 2001

The role of debt in private equity dealsp

Banks play an important role in private equity transactions, particularly in buy-outs. Here, Bank of Scotland explains its lending criteria and some of the types of debt available.

3 May 2001

Investing in venture capital funds – legal issues for investorsp

As an investor in private equity, it is advisable to make sure your interests are fully served in the legal agreement. Here Deacons suggests some of the main issues you need to consider.

24 April 2001

What is venture capital and private equity?p

Need the basics on venture capital and private equity? Here's a good, basic overview written by the US's National Venture Capital Association. It includes an explanation of the asset class and focuses on some of the key characteristics of private equity funds.

18 April 2001

Due diligence: investing in private equity fundsp

New to private equity? Thinking about investing directly in a fund? Then rigorous due diligence is vital. Here's a quick run-down of some of the main points to consider.

18 April 2001

Terms and conditions of European private equity fundsp

Investments in European private equity partnerships are subject to certain terms and conditions. Here SJ Berwin outlines the main ones that investors need to pay careful attention to.

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