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LP-GP Forum: Evolution of terms & alignment across LPs & GPs

The Royal Institution
05 December 2023
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The BVCA's LP-GP forums are topic-specific breakfast forums, taking place throughout the year in London. These forums are held under Chatham House rule to encourage as much interaction as possible for a productive discussion.

The past two years have seen an unparalleled period of dislocation in the fundraising market, arguably more extreme than the industry’s experience during the global financial crisis. In the context of this fractious and variable market, this forum will seek to discuss and debate some of the key elements of terms and alignment between GPs and LPs.

After years of innovation during which GPs have often held the balance of market power, what is the future for innovations such as NAV lines and continuation funds? Do the traditional fee-and-carry models still underpin the right balance of partnership for both sides?

Join us as we debate these vital dynamics, looking back at the past year and also forward to 2024.

Please note this is a BVCA LP and GP member only event.

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Date and Time

Tuesday, 5 December 2023


The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS

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Emily Brown, Partner, White & Case

Emily Brown is a funds and investment management partner in White & Case’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Global Private Equity Industry Group based in London. Emily advises both fund managers and large institutional investors on all aspects of private funds, predominantly focusing on the capital-raising process. On the manager side, she focuses on private equity, real asset and venture capital funds, and advises on the structuring of funds, as well as on executive and employee incentive arrangements, and the wider elements of operating a private funds business. On the investor side, Emily has a depth of experience across asset classes, including on complex anchor arrangements, co-investments, joint ventures and managed accounts, and on the particular issues of sensitivity to large investors. Emily has broad expertise across fund jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Cayman, Delaware and the Channel Islands.

Jeremy Lytle, Head of Investor Relations, ECI Partners

Jeremy is Head of Investor Relations at ECI Partners, a middle-market growth focused investor.

He has primary responsibility for all Limited Partner Investors across ECI's buyout funds. Over the past 16 years Jeremy has led the past four ECI buyout fundraisings, and including several co-investments, has raised a total value of over £2.9 billion of commitments. Jeremy is currently a member of the BVCA’s Performance Measurement Survey Review Board and Investor Relations Advisory Group having previously Chaired the BVCA’s Responsible Investment Advisory Group.

Christiian Marriott, Partner / Head of Investor Relations, Equistone

Christiian joined Equistone in 2007 from MML Capital and prior to that began his private equity career with Campbell Lutyens. He is responsible for fundraising and leading the IR programme for current and potential investors.

Having been involved in the closing of Equistone’s third fund in 2007, he has subsequently led the fundraising for Equistone’s last three vehicles: Fund IV (closed at €1.5bn in 2013), Fund V (closed at €2bn in 2015), Fund VI (closed at €2.8bn in 2018) and Equistone Reinvestment Fund (closed at €150m in 2021).

He currently serves as a member of the Investor Relations Advisory Group of the BVCA.

Teia Merring, Senior Investment Director, Private Equity Funds and Co-Investment Team, USS

Teia Merring is an Investment Director in the Private Equity Funds and Co-Investment team at USS Investment Management (~£70bn under management), the corporate pension plan for universities in the United Kingdom. She is responsible for executing and managing private equity fund commitments and co-investments across all sectors and geographies and sits on various supervisory boards.Prior to joining USS in 2011, Teia was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in the Healthcare division. She holds a MSc in Applied Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School, and her university studies included a MBA term at IIM Ahmedabad, India.

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