Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

LPs and GPs need liquidity Skip the J-Curve: An Intro to Venture Capital Secondary

LPs and GPs need
liquidity and partners
for multiple reasons
(not just distress).
Why do LPs and GPs Sell Winning Portfolios Early?
• HNWIs and family offices need liquidity when change happens (death, divorce, retirement)
• Corporate LPs change strategy every few years, just as CEOs/CFOs come and go
• LPs may need liquidity when purchasing a major asset (e.g., real estate)
• Market volatility and uncertainty may increase the need for cash
Non-institutional LPs may sell because:
• Sell a portion to show realized gains as they raise their next fund
• Sell to generate cash for operational expenses, recycling, or distributions
• Sell to hedge and take (some) money off the table
• Partner (raise capital) to exercise pro-rata rights
• Partner (co-invest) to increase investment in follow-on rounds
Early-stage GPs may sell (or partner):

  • Login to see the comments

×