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Merrill Corporation


Navigate the Fundraising Life Cycle with Confidence

Dec 07, 2017

It is undeniable that dealmaking and building portfolio companies are the more glamorous side of private equity. However, without raising capital, nothing else is possible. Fundraising is an onerous process, and it can be difficult to source capital, which is why a decent proportion of funds fail to meet their target size. Private equity though is fast becoming the asset class of choice, according to EY’s 2015 report Positioning to Win. At the start of 2015, there were a record 1,630 private equity funds on the road seeking US$483 billion. Executing Effective Fundraising, part three of four in this white paper series, helps steer a path through the key stages of the fundraising process, including developing a fundraising plan as well as facilitating swift and constant communications in the due diligence process.

What’s covered:

  • A view of the private equity landscape and where fundraising is headed
  • Essential elements of any successful fundraising cycle
  • Impact of changing regulations following the financial crisis
  • The role of virtual data rooms (VDRs) in simplifying the fundraising process

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