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First Time Fundraising

65 Gresham Street Debevoise & Plimpton
23 February 2017
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First Time Fundraising


LP Perspective - Ken Cooper - available on request. Please contact rbrown@bvca.co.uk
Making it happen and regulatory issues - David Bailey & Neel Mehta
The Fundraising Process - Ian Simpson & Maria Prieto
The Legal Perspective

The BVCA annual First Time Fundraising Workshop is an important initiative within our calendar to help foster and support the future leaders of our industry.

Who should attend 

This workshop is designed for GPs raising a maiden fund and not for individuals within firms which have raised consecutive funds.

Why you should attend

Given changes in the industry and its continuing evolution, many teams are entering unknown territory. Whether you've spun out a captive fund that is now seeking third-party investors or you're setting up your own operation, this valuable and timely workshop will help you:

- Learn from the experience of other first time fundraisers
- Hear what LPs are looking for
- Ensure you are fully informed on matters relating to:
          The fundraising process
          Management entity structure
          Carried interest and co-investment schemes
          Fund structuring
          Fund domiciles
          Meeting the specific needs and objectives of LPs



08:30 Registration and networking breakfast

09:00 Welcome: Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

09:10 Keynote speaker: Ken Cooper, British Business Bank

09:30 Making it happen and regulatory considerations: Interview

David Bailey, Managing Partner, Augentuis
Neel Mehta, Mayfair Private Equity

10:10 The legal perspective: Interview

Geoffrey Kittredge, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
Robert Verwaayen, KEEN Venture Partners

10:50 Tea and Coffee Break

11:20 The fundraising process: Interview

Ian Simpson, Founding Partner, Amala Partners
Maria Prieto, Vice President, Adveq

12:00 Learning from experience: Panel Discussion  

Moderated by John Holloway, European Investment Fund
Bill Earner, Managing Partner, Connect Ventures
Guy Gillon, Founder & Managing Partner, Tenzing PE
Joe Schorge, Managing Partner, Isomer Capital

13:00 Closing remarks

13:15 Networking lunch

14:30 Close of event

Dress Code

Relaxed Business


Exclusive to BVCA Members £649.00 + VAT per person, for advisers and banks

Registration is complimentary for LP's and GP's planning to raise their first fund. To register, please contact events@bvca.co.uk

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