The Capital Overhang Issue in Private Equity Funds Explored

Broadcast Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Communications Law
Jonathan Karen
Steve Brady
Mark Alimena
Mat Rosswood
Dr. Eric Warner

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About Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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About Grant Thornton LLP

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity. Visit us online at www.GrantThornton.com for more information.

About J.H. Cohn LLP

One of the leading accounting and consulting firms in the United States, J.H. Cohn LLP specializes in audit, accounting, tax, and business consulting services for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations. Since 1919, the Firm's philosophy has remained constant: to provide a highly personalized approach to each client, with intelligent guidance and solutions driven by technical and industry expertise that positively affect client profitability and growth. J.H. Cohn has cultivated a reputation for strategic insight, proactive leadership, unwavering integrity, and a genuine concern for clients and their businesses.

To help clients think and act across national boundaries, J.H. Cohn is an independent member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors and the tenth largest provider of audit and advisory services worldwide. The Firm has offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California. For more information, visit our website at www.jhcohn.com.

About BDO USA LLP

Strategically focused. Remarkably responsive. A century of experience. BDO’s Private Equity Practice provides integrated, value-added assurance, tax, and consulting services across the fund cycle, and across the world – all through a single point of contact. Those who know Private Equity, know BDO.

About Altius Associates

Altius Associates is an independent fund-of-funds and segregated account manager focused solely on private equity and private real assets markets across all geographies. Altius operates from offices in London (UK), Richmond, VA (US), and Singapore.

Altius has a staff of 35 with 14 Partners. Its professionals have been active in alternative assets investing since the mid-1980s, with over 200 years combined investment experience across the world. The Investment team of 21 professionals with deep experience in investing in private markets globally includes a dedicated Research team. Altius bases all investment decisions on extensive research efforts providing global strategies covering all private equity and private real assets (e.g. energy, infrastructure, timber, mining).

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