Category: Funds

To PPM or Not to PPM, That is the Question

“Do we need to prepare a Private Placement Memorandum in connection with our fundraising?” It’s a question we get asked all the time by our fund manager clients and the ultimate answer is driven by how those managers weigh the relative benefits and detriments of preparing and using a PPM […]

Are You Prepared for GDPR?

The European Union’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is something that all venture firms with any connectivity to EU persons should be paying attention to. The GDPR becomes effective May 25, 2018. The GDPR imposes numerous requirements on businesses within its scope, including strengthening the requirements that businesses obtain the […]

Non-US Seller of a Fund Interest? You May Get Taxed!

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes a new withholding tax imposed on buyers of partnership interests (including interests in private funds) from non-U.S. sellers where gain on the sale would be taxed to the seller under a separate provision of the TCJA. Under new Section 864(c)(8) […]

Recent Trends in Co-Investment: Presentment Obligations, SPVs and “Top Up” Funds

The term co-investment is a pretty broad one. I consider it to include any situations in which LPs take additional stakes in portfolio companies that they are already indirectly invested in through their investments in venture capital funds. On one end of the spectrum, this might be by way of […]

The Tricky Intersection of Venture Funds, Cryptocurrency and Token Investments

I am getting quite a few questions lately from venture capital managers about Bitcoin, blockchain and token based offerings. The questions center primarily around the permissibility of the fund participating in these sorts of investments given mandates, purpose clauses and even the core legality of doing so; and secondarily about […]