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Raising Capital for Investment Funds: Analyzing the Current State of the Market

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Produced on November 06, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Banking

Course Description

This program, presented by Michele Itri and Beth Smigel, will review the current environment and trends in capital raising by investment fund managers, and the structures and terms of seed capital arrangements, and other options for managers to attract investment capital in a tight capital raising market. In addition, the course will examine the tax and business consequences for both the investor and the manager of the various structures.

This program will benefit attorneys, investment fund managers and investors, and other service providers who practice in the investment management space.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the structures of various investment fund seeding arrangements
  2. Negotiate terms for seed capital investments and manager participation rights
  3. Compare seed capital to founder share class and side letter alternatives
  4. Assess the current environment for seed and general capital raising, including the pandemic impact

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Beth B. Smigel

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Beth Smigel is a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Investment Management department.  Beth’s practice focuses on advising U.S. and non-U.S. domiciled investment managers with regard to various aspects of their operations, including structuring and launching their hedge funds and private equity funds, drafting and negotiating managed account agreements and service provider agreements, reviewing marketing presentations, conducting legal due diligence with respect to underlying fund investments, and advising the investment managers and their funds with regard to compliance matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Commodity Exchange Act.

Michele Gibbs Itri

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Michele Itri is a partner in Tannenbaum Helpern’s Investment Management and Tax Law Practices.  Michele Itri’s practice focuses on the tax and legal aspects of investment funds, financial instruments, international transactions, corporate and real estate transactions.  She works closely with clients to structure transactions to achieve the most favorable tax results. Her practice encompasses all aspects of federal, state, local, and international taxation, with an emphasis on onshore and offshore investment funds, venture capital transactions, corporate acquisitions, financial instruments, and real estate acquisitions and dispositions.  Michele assists clients in the structuring of onshore and offshore investment funds (such as general equity funds, fund of funds, real estate funds, venture capital funds, distressed debt funds, arbitrage funds, and global macro funds) and in the structuring and organization of private partnerships and limited liability companies (primarily investment management and real estate management companies and start-ups).   She is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D. 1998) and Colgate University (B.A. 1995 with honors).


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Egbert D.

Nice job

Gary D.

Valuable insight into the current state of the market because of the pandemic and overview of critical topics.

Richard W.

Good class.

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