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What are the Pros & Cons of Joining a Larger Fund as an Independent SPV/SPC?

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May 03, 2023
If there’s another fund setting up a 5-7x your size of fund and would invest in your fund but want to set it up as a SPV/SPC so its part of the bigger play yet you’d have all the independence you need to run things etc. what would you see as the pros & cons?
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May 03, 2023
You will be an employee, not a fund manager, and I have never seen these situations work out. As a simple test, ask them to send you an LOI plus a term sheet for the economics by next Wednesday for you to seriously evaluate the opportunity. My guess is that this will not happen. There is a phenomenon called ‘LP Love,’ where prospective LPs will say things that shower you with love, but they never execute. You will have people promise that they will participate for 50% of your fund, and they never do anything but keep promising. So, get it signed as an LOI and in writing. Then, there is a 75% chance that this is real. Ask Rafeh Saleh about his similar experiences in the last cohort.

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