Private Equity Funds: Business Structure and Operations

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Law Journal Press, 1999 - Law - 550 pages
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Every year, investors pour billions of dollars into private equity limited partnerships, yet details about the organization and administration of these funds are tough to find. Private Equity Funds: Business Structure and Operations is the first practical guide that gives attorneys, investment professionals, tax practitioners and corporate lawyers the tools and authoritative guidance they need to handle any aspect of a private investment fund. It covers a wide range of important issues, such as: the key economic differences between various types of funds; structuring the private equity fund to meet economic expectations and investment goals; securing maximum tax benefits for the sponsor of the fund; duties of the fund's General Partner and Investment Advisor; the major regulatory issues affecting the private equity fund; and much more. No matter which aspect of private equity funds you deal with, this is a reference book you will want close at hand.
 

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Good technical book.
Used for
1) structure and costs of funds
2) carried interest inclusion in fees 

Contents

CHAPTER
1-1
06A Real Estate Funds
1-32
Preferred Returns 217
2-1
CHAPTER 2
2-2
General Structural Issues
3-1
General Partner and The Manager
4-1
Taxation of the Private Equity
5-1
CHAPTER 6
6-1
CHAPTER 9
9-1
Interest
9-2
Summary of Principal Terms
A-1
Certificate of Limited Partnership
A-15
Equity Fund Partnership
D-67
Investment Management
E-1
Limited Liability Company
H-1
Limited Liability Company Agreement
H-35

Miscellaneous TaxRelated Topics
6-31
CHAPTER 8
7-27
vi Retirement Plans Pensions
8-37
2 Avoiding Plan Assets 854
8-54
4 Significant Participation 861
8-61
5 Internet Offerings 871
8-71
Subscription Agreement
J-37
Clawback Guaranty
L-1
Banking Funds 121
1-1
9 Additional Investors
1-8
Copyright

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James M. Schell is a partner in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He represents private investment funds, banks, insurance companies, investment banking firms and other financial institutions in a broad range of financing and investment transactions. Mr. Schell heads the interdisciplinary group at Skadden Arps, which focuses on private investment funds, including leveraged buyout, venture capital and hedge funds, as well as investment funds designed to invest in particular countries or regions such as China or Latin America.Mr. Schel's work also includes a substantial number of merchant banking and venture capital transactions in which financial institutions or private equity funds acquire significant equity stakes. These transactions involve a diverse mix of equity interests, ranging from convertible debt and preferred stock to warrants and common stock. Mr. Schell, who received his J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School, is a lecturer at the Institute of International Research and American College of Investment Counsel programs.

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