Venture Roundtable: How to Negotiate Key Terms in a Limited Partnership Agreement

Sponsored by: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

5/22/2018 • Luncheon 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
305 Lytton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Adrian Rich, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney


Ghia Griarte, Managing Director, Ponte Partners

This luncheon is limited to 12. Some of the topics to be covered:

  • Term of the Partnership
    Partnerships are going well beyond its 10-year life. What are LPs and GPs doing beyond 12 years?
  • Investment Period
  • Key Person Clause
    Why do they need this and what are the different ways to structure 2-person key person, 3-person key person clauses, etc.
  • GP Commitment
    Has there been a request for greater commitments from GPs >2% - 5%?
  • Fees and Carry
    What to expect for a 1st time fund? What to expect for an established fund?
  • Hurdle Rates
    Is this only in private equity? Or have hurdles rates creeped into VC funds as well?
  • Waterfall
    Explore different types of waterfalls. Pros and cons of each.
  • Clawback
    What are trends in clawback provisions these days?
  • Form of Guarantee
  • Severable or Jointly?
  • Other Key Terms
    Recycling provisions
  • Maximum Investment
    Per company/per geography/per industry
  • Cross-Investment

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