Use by Private Fund Managers of the British Virgin Islands for Private Equity Fund Formation and Private Equity Investments

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has a reputation for being Asia’s favored offshore jurisdiction for companies. While the use of BVI companies as holding companies, sole-director entities and listing vehicles for Hong Kong initial public offerings is well known, the advantages of the BVI as a domicile of choice in the context of private equity transactions is not as widely recognized. Many features which make the BVI an attractive domicile for listing vehicles also make it an attractive jurisdiction for private equity investments and for the formation of private equity funds. This article describes certain of these benefits. See also “Advantages and Drawbacks of Four Main Fund Structures for Offshore Launches in the BVI” (Apr. 27, 2017).

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