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Fund Economics

Do You Assign All Due Diligence Costs to LP or Deduct Them from Management Fees in Fund Expenses Modeling?

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May 03, 2023
Hi Everyone when modelling fund expenses are you assigning all due diligence costs to LP or do they go from the management fees?
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May 03, 2023
You should assume that they will come from management fees. In general, it’s good practice to reduce the additional expenses to LPs.
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Dec 09, 2023
As an investor you expect to bear diligence costs, especially 
1) you (or your team) should have the significant expertise in your thesis sector to evaluate a deal; 
2) an investment isn’t a sure thing - so asking a company to pay for diligence in advance is unethical; 
3) with the possible exception of a specific key technology that is completely novel and proprietary which would require a specific expert to evaluate
4) additionally, if the deal is in demand you need to do my diligence quickly…

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