Whilst Private Equity funds have seen significant growth over the last 20 years into a leading alternative asset class for institutional capital, family offices and HNW alike. It is also heavily regulated in the UK and Europe for private equity funds seeking outside capital and/or promoting the strategies to European investors.
We specialise in working with new and existing Private Equity firms who are seeking to promote their investment strategies and/or seeking outside capital from Europe by providing regulatory cover, risk management, managed compliance and AIFM solutions.
Any Private Equity firm (EU/non-EEA based) operating in Europe must operate within the AIFMD regime and therefore have a AIFM to ‘host’ the private equity fund to separate the risk management and portfolio management functions.
Private Equity Fund Solutions in Europe for U.S & non-European Managers
Since 2009, Private Equity funds globally have seen a huge growth in assets under management with over 5 trillion dollars deployed or under management, largely due to the ultra-low interest rate environments globally, ample limited partners (investors) and a huge increase in organisations seeking the expertise of corporate finance advisory and private equity funding/buyouts.
The UK financial services offers an advantageous jurisdiction for private equity managers seeking to tap into European capital, deal flow and service providers - particularly for those private equity managers who may already be successfully operating in their home country, but seeking to establish a cost effective, FCA regulated London presence with European passporting.
Private Equity Fund Solutions - Why Vantage Ventures
Unlike other regulatory hosting platforms and AIFM solutions, we are specialist in Private Equity funds and AIFM solutions. Rather than be a generalist regulatory hosting platform, we offer bespoke services to Private Equity / Venture Capital funds, complete with integrated solutions such as risk management, managed compliance, service providers, offering memorandum and legal support where required, offering a true ‘plug and play’ solution.
We work with Vantage Point Capital who are directly authorised and a Small Scope AIFM.
Our bespoke solutions for private equity managers allows you to focus on deal origination, execution and value creation – whilst we look at managed compliance, regulatory cover and risk management.
Being a specialist, allows us to add genuine value to our Private Equity clients, from a corporate finance advisory and capital raising point of view, to offering assistance in managing risk and compliance. Our Private Equity funds solutions are far more cost effective for firms, instead of seeking direct FCA approval and establishing an AIFM – as we have the expertise, infrastructure and specialist technical knowledge.
Private Equity Funds - How can Vantage Ventures help?
Whether you have a track-record in Private Equity, or looking to launch your first fund – we offer a complete regulatory and AIFM solution for Private Equity funds that will allow you to ‘plug and play’ the fund, from structuring, legal documentation, launching, regulatory cover and capital raising.
Our service include, but not limited to;
- Fund Structuring & Set Up
- Fund Offering Memorandums
- Legal Counsel/Support on Taxation, Investment Management Agreements and corporate structures for the General Partner (GP).
- Integrated Fund Administration & Auditing
- FCA Regulatory Hosting (FCA Appointed Representative)
- AIFM Solution
- European Passporting to all 29 EEA States
- Corporate Finance & Capital Raising
- Risk Management / External Risk Committee
Private Equity Fund Launch
We have helped launch Private Equity funds ranging from 5 million GBP, to over 150+ million GBP for clients ranging from family offices, HNWs and institutional private equity platforms. As a rule of thumb, we recommend 5 million GBP/EUR/USD to be a minimum when launching a private equity fund, in order to cover the operating costs of the fund and general partner.
Some funds launch with less, however this does skew the Total Expense Ratio (TER) of the fund.