Anatomy of a Private Equity Fund Startup

A recent Latham & Watkins program provided a soup-to-nuts overview of the steps to establish a private equity fund, covering the initial planning phase; development of fund infrastructure; and offering and closing process. The program featured David J. Greene and Amy R. Rigdon, partner and associate, respectively, at the firm. This article highlights the key points raised during the presentation, outlining the above three components of forming a private equity fund, along with issues and considerations that may arise during each phase of the process. For another look at the startup process, see “Establishing a Hedge Fund Manager in Seventeen Steps” (Aug. 27, 2015).

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