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:
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.
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.
To accommodate our members, Invest Europe has decided to hold the 2021 editions of this course as online training. The online course edition is being designed with the same key elements that are valued by our course participants – excellent content and speakers, and interactive group discussions. The updated course structure and format will accommodate online delivery, with shorter sessions and ample audience engagement.
This training course will take place online.
THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
09:00 – 09:30 (CET) Introduction
09:30 – 10:30 (CET) Overview / Economics
10:30 – 10:50 (CET) Online coffee break
10:50 – 12:00 (CET) Overview of Process and Legal Documentation
12:00 – 12:30 (CET) Optional Networking Wrap-Up
FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER
9:00 – 10:50 (CET) Sale and Purchase Agreement
09.00 – 10.00 CET Overview and purchase price clauses & typical hot topics
10.00 – 10.10 CET Break
10.10 – 10.50 CET Tax issues (withholding, payment obligation & US tax issues)
10:50 – 11:10 (CET) BREAK
11:10 – 12:40 (CET) GP-led Transactions
11.10 – 12.00 CET Overview and typical transaction structures
12.00 – 12.40 CET Case Study on GP-led transactions
12:40 – 13:00 (CET) Closing remarks, Q&A
To view the speaker profiles, please click here
This training course will take place online.
Course Fee (excluding accommodation)
Invest Europe Members: €600
The above prices include all material relating to this course.
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 16 August 2021 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.
Cancellations can only be accepted if received (in writing) by 16 August 2021. 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.
The working language of the course will be English.
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 16 August 2021 should mention a credit card number for the payment of course fees.
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