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LPEA & SECA Breakfast Event in Zurich (4/02/2016)

February 4th : LPEA / SECA Breakfast Conference

Structuring and distribution of PE/ VC funds in the EU by Swiss investment fund managers.

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Structuring and distribution of PE/ VC funds in the EU by Swiss investment fund managers.

LPEA, the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, in partnership with SECA, the Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association, organised the 3rd Zurich lecture and discussion on February 4th 2016.

After the introduction of the special limited partnership (“SPLP”), the European Venture Capital Funds (“EuVECA”) and more recently the European Long Term Fund “ELTIF”, Luxembourg continues to innovate. The year 2016 will welcome the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (“RAIF”) which is expected to have the advantages of the known fund structures for private equity (SIF and SICAR) with those of the successful “Spezial-Kommanditgesellschaft”. Since the RAIF is not approved by the regulatory authority but by a regulated Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFM”), it can therefore obtain a marketing authorization in the EU and feature further advantages with respect to timing and placement options.

These and further trends/ hot topics were on discussion in a roundtable and Q&A hosted by LPEA and SECA. To obtain the slides of the presentation send a request to lpea-office@lpea.lu.

Overall, the event aimed at:

• Updating participants on the latest Luxembourg market trends and news, notably those which are more often used by Swiss-based investors;
• Showcase Luxembourg as a leading financial centre and home to a growing PE industry in which most of the bigger PE firms worldwide are already present and operating;
• Present Luxembourg as boosting excellent conditions to be a preferred location for Zurich-based investors willing to enhance their cross-border options, both in Europe as abroad.

LPEA & SECA thank the participation of the speakers and moderator:

          • Moderator: Anja Grenner, SGG Group
          • Paul Junck, Managing Director, LPEA
          • Jürgen Habichler, Founder and Managing Partner, Mountain Cleantech AG
          • Max Welbes, Partner & Head of Investment Funds, MNKS
          • Günther Dobrauz, Partner – Regulatory/Tax, PWC Schweiz
          • Oliver Schachinger, Partner – Regulatory/Tax, PwC Luxemburg
          • Dirk Richter, Partner und Rechtsanwalt, Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen

The session concluded with a networking reception. If you wish to be invited to the next session in 2017, please subscribe to LPEA’s newsletter here.

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LPEA/ ALFI response to European Commission’s consultation on the review of the EuVECA and EuSEF regulations

LPEA and ALFI responded to the European Commission’s consultation on the review of the European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECA) regulation (No 345/2013) and European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEF) regulation (No 346/2013).

These specialist venture capital investment funds have been available since 2013 but only a small number of funds set up as EuVECA and EuSEF have so far been launched.

This consultation supports the objective of Capital Markets Union which is to facilitate a greater flow of capital from willing investors into the real economy. This consultation is part of the Action Plan package and takes up the replies received in the CMU consultation. It requests more details as to where and how the regulations could be changed without reducing the existing levels of investor protection.

LPEA and ALFI response.

Capital V #1

Capital V #1

The magazine of LPEA – 1H 2013


Summary



Metrocab and Citeecar: vehicles of change!

Private Equity in Luxembourg: 3 steps ahead

Invest Industrial: turning Ducati around

The role of professional associations

What about the current tax environment?

Advent Venture Partners – Life Sciences’ Venture

The EUVECA label

Kabam: Paving the way for a digital future


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