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Fund Secondary Transactions
Frankfurt, Germany
13 February 2019

Fund Secondary Transactions

What is it?

Invest Europe's Fund Secondary Transactions course aims to help private equity and venture capital investors and fund managers to get better acquainted with the process and legal documentation of a secondary transaction from the point of view of the secondary buyer, the secondary seller and the GP.

The following aspects will be covered:

Overview / Economics
• Overview of secondary market
• Types of secondary transactions (single fund interest sale, portfolio sale, GP-led transactions, secondary directs)
• Motivations of sellers and buyers
• Role of fund managers in secondary transactions

Overview of Process and Legal Documentation
• Legal Due Diligence: Transfer restrictions in Fund LPAs
• Typical auction process and closing mechanics
• Overview of typical documentation of secondary transactions (other than SPAs and transfer agreements)
• Transfer Agreements: Typical hot topics in negotiations

Sale and Purchase Agreement
• Overview
• Purchase price clauses
• Case Study: Typical hot topics in negotiations

GP-led Transactions
• Overview
• Types of Transactions
• Case Study: Key Considerations


Why should you attend?

Secondary transactions in private equity is a relatively new sub-area of the asset class which developed within a few years from obscurity to a USD 40 billion sub-asset class, indicating the maturity of private equity and addressing its main structural problem: illiquidity. Knowing one’s options to sell or buy on the secondary market is a valuable asset to buyers and sellers alike and broadens the GPs’ scope of liquidity solutions.


Who should attend?

Secondary buyers, including secondary fund-of-funds, primary fund-of-funds and other institutional investors who are taking an opportunistic approach (i.e. buy secondary interests when the opportunity arises, e.g. buying fund interests in a fund in which they are already invested if some of the other investors want to sell).

Secondary sellers, including everyone who is invested in private equity funds and may decide to sell fund interests as a matter of portfolio reallocation.

Fund managers as they have to manage the transfer process, have to learn to defend their brand and build a new relationship with potential new investors. Increasingly, fund managers actively turn to secondaries to use fund restructurings, staples and other GP-led transactions as a tool to provide liquidity solutions for tail-end portfolios and build momentum for the next fundraising.

Advisors and other professional service providers (including administrators, financial advisors and placement agents, lawyers etc.), who are involved in secondary transactions.

 

Venue

P+P Pöllath + Partners 
An der Welle 3
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

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Programme

WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2019

9:00 - 9:30 Registrations

9.30 – 10.00 Introduction & objectives

10.00 – 11.00 Overview / Economics
• Overview of secondary market (numbers)
• Overview of secondary transactions (single fund interest sale, portfolio sale, GP-led transactions, secondary directs)
• Motivations of sellers and buyers
• Role of fund managers in secondary transactions

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 Overview of Process and Legal Documentation
• Legal Due Diligence: Transfer restrictions in Fund LPAs
• Typical auction process and closing mechanics
• Overview of typical documentation of secondary transactions (other than SPAs and transfer agreements)
• Transfer Agreements: Typical hot topics in negotiations

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Sale and Purchase Agreement
• Overview
• Purchase price clauses
• Case Study: Typical hot topics in negotiations

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 - 17.30 GP-led Transactions
• Overview
• Types of Transactions
• Case Study: Key Considerations

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Speakers

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Accommodation

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Fees, method of payment and cancellations

Course Fee (excluding accommodation)

Invest Europe Members: €800 
Non-members: €1140 
19% VAT will be added.

The above prices also include all material relating to this course as well as coffee breaks, lunches and dinners for the duration of the course. Hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee.

Payment

Participants are requested to pay by cheque, banker's draft, bank transfer or credit card in EURO as shown on the Application Form. Applications sent after 13/01/2019 should be paid by credit card.

Bank transfers: should be made net of bank charges and commission to the following bank: ING Avenue Marnix 24, B-1000 Brussels

International bank transfer account number: IBAN BE33 3300 5785 0046 SWIFT/BIC: BBRUBE BB

Domestic bank transfer account number: 330-0578500-46

A copy of the bank transfer should be sent together with the application form. To avoid any confusion, participants are requested to indicate clearly their names and addresses on transfer orders and cheques. Confirmation of registration for fees and practical information will be sent after receipt of the application form and payment. For late registrations (see above), we require payment via a credit card.

Cancellation

Cancellations can only be accepted if received (in writing) by 13/01/2019. Fees (less 20% administrative charges) will then be refunded. After this date, delegates will be liable for the full fee.

In case of cancellation, a substitution between members of the same company is still possible at any time.

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Language

The working language of the course will be English.

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Registration

To register for Invest Europe's Fund Secondary Transactions course, the candidate should submit the application form and proof of payment. Invest Europe maintains the right to refuse the registration if it is not accompanied by all the supporting documents.

Due to the high demand for Invest Europe Training courses, priority is given to Invest Europe's members. Registrations will be handled on a first-come first-served basis. Any registration received after 13/01/2019 should mention a credit card number for the payment of course fees.

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