First-time Private Equity Funds: How To Be Successful

New York City
Open to members and alumni in PE/VC

Thinking about raising a first or second-time PE fund? 


Join Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (WPEVC) for an indepth discussion presented by Peter Haabestad (WG '02), a Co-Founder of Guardian Capital Partners. Peter will share his insights and experiences launching a firtst-time fund and raising a follow on fund.  He'll delve into a range of critical fundraising topics, and answer your questions along the way.

Join your peers for this candid discussion and you'll gain insights on:

  • Current Fundraising Environment
  • Common Pitfalls of First/Second-time Fund Managers
  • Critical Components of a Successful First-time Raise (What LP’s Care About)
  • Planning Ahead for the Next Capital Raise (What to Get Right In the First Fund)
  • Negotiated Economics in PPM, Fund Terms and Side Letters Compared to an “Established” Fund Manager
  • Lessons Learned and Strategies for Success
  • Questions &  Answers

Don't miss this opportunity to gain an understanding of all the ingredients that go into successfully raising a first or second-time fund plus network with UPenn / Wharton alumni and to make new connections with others in the private equity and venture capital field.  


Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
6:00 Registration | 6:30 Program | 7:30 Cocktails


Location: Offices of Morgan Lewis |  101 Park Avenue (Park between 40th & 41st)
By Demand: Dial In Option for out of town Members

Pricing: Members: $25 |  Non-members: $85
Dial In: Members Only $10
Join and Save!  Membership + Event: $100



Interested in becoming a member of this exclusive global network of private equity / venture capital professionals...if you are a Wharton / UPenn alumni investing third part capital in deals join and event registration is free - click here for membership qualifications and benefits.



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