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The Structure of a Venture Capital Investment

A venture capital fund is a professionally managed pool of capital that is raised from public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, banks, insurance companies, corporations, and wealthy families and individuals. Venture capitalists (VCs) generally invest in companies with high growth potential that have a realistic exit scenario within five to seven years.

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The Difference between Private Equity and Venture Capital

Private equity and venture capital firms invest in different companies and for different reasons. In simplest terms, private equity firms invest money into private companies.* Venture capital can be viewed as a segment of private equity, at least from an academic point of view.

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The Many Challenges Ahead for Private Equity Investing

Introduction to Investing in Private Equity Funds

The modern private equity fund was invented and polished in the 1960s and 1970s in the USA. This asset class comprises venture, growth, and mezzanine capital, leveraged buyouts, and distressed debt.

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Structure of a Private Equity Investment

Steven M. Davidoff identified the four main kinds of private equity deal structures being used by private equity funds in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis. Writing for the New York Times’ DealBook blog in June 2010, Davidoff described these four structures…

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Private Equity Funds of Funds

The biggest advantage of investing in a private equity fund of funds, in my opinion, is not diversification — after all, when you flatten the risk you also flatten the return somewhat; and even then, the return can be partly consumed by double-layered management fees.

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