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UK General Partners

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UK General Partners are defined as private equity and venture capital fund managers with an office or investments in the UK.

UK and international private equity and venture capital firms, infrastructure and turnaround funds join the BVCA within this category of membership.

Joining the BVCA

All BVCA membership applicants must be actively involved in private equity and venture capital, be of good standing in the private equity and venture capital community and agree to abide by the BVCA Member Code of Conduct and the BVCA Terms & Conditions.

Private equity firms with large investments in their portfolio should be aware of the role and requirements of the Private Equity Reporting Group and Sir David Walker’s Guidelines on Transparency and Disclosure in Private Equity. These guidelines place additional reporting obligations on owners and their portfolio companies, as well as the provision of additional data. The work of the Group is administered by the BVCA and BVCA members are required to comply with the Guidelines when their assets fall within scope. The work of the Private Equity Reporting Group provides benefits to all BVCA members for the purposes of the industry’s transparency and disclosure.

UK General Partners application form

Membership fees

European Funds Under Management* 
12 month fee 
£0 to £25m    £3,000.00
£25m to £50m  £5,850.00
£50m to £100m 
£100m to £200m
£200m to £300m £17,600.00
£300m to £400m £24,000.00
£400m to £500m £30,800.00
£500m to £625m £37,500.00
£625m to £750m £44,900.00
£750m to £875m £52,400.00
£875m to £1bn  £59,900.00
£1bn to £5bn 
£5bn to £10bn  £72,800.00
Over £10bn 

Private Equity Reporting Group – portfolio companies that meet the threshold for adherence to the Guidelines.

A fee of £29,000 applies for all firms with one or more portfolio companies that are required to adhere with the Guidelines.

*Definition of 'Funds Under Management'

The total of funds available to fund managers for future European investments (dry powder) plus the amount of funds already invested in Europe (at cost) and not yet divested. It does not include the uncalled capital post investment period.

In the event that you do not invest in Europe but have an investment team in the UK then the funds available to your UK investment team, and invested by the team would apply.
Further information


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