Alternative Private Equity Structures: Continuation Funds, GP-Led Secondaries, and Permanent Capital Vehicles

Structuring and Negotiating Alternative Private Equity Structures for Investment Managers and Investors

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, October 15, 2020

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This CLE webinar will analyze the current state of the investment market that has given rise to alternative private equity structures focused on liquidity, such as continuation funds, GP-led secondaries, and permanent capital vehicles. The panel will review the mechanics and the pros and cons of these alternative structures.


As the private equity industry continues to mature, general partners are seeking longer-dated funding sources for their investments and themselves for several reasons. They want to reduce fundraising costs, provide for more certainty of capital, and provide for more time to enhance the value of their portfolio companies and better time exits with the market cycle.

Continuation funds permit general partners to hold portfolio companies past the term of a fund, and possibly invest new capital while returning capital to investors.

Permanent capital vehicles, which come in multiple varieties, permit general partners to raise and deploy capital over a potentially unlimited time-horizon, freeing them up from the typical 10-year fund lifecycle.

Listen as our authoritative panel of practitioners discusses the structure, benefits, and pitfalls of these alternative fund structures. The panel will compare and contrast these alternative structures and discuss how they fit in the current fundraising landscape.



  1. Permanent capital vehicles
  2. Continuation funds
  3. General partner-led secondaries


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What market factors have caused investors to look more closely at alternative private equity fundraising structures?
  • What advantages do these structures present for general partners and investors?


Farhadieh, Arash
Arash Farhadieh

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mr. Farhadieh is a partner in the Asset Management Group. He has extensive experience in advising private fund managers...  |  Read More

Fulton, Colin
Colin Fulton

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mr. Fulton is an associate in the Asset Management department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP in London. His...  |  Read More

Greene, Brian I.
Brian I. Greene

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mr. Greene is a partner in the Asset Management Group. He regularly advises domestic and foreign sponsors and investors...  |  Read More

Kim, Kyung Woo
Kyung Woo (Kevin) Kim

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mr. Kim is an associate in the Corporate and FinancialServices Department of Willkie Farr& Gallagher in New York....  |  Read More

Proctor, Mark
Mark Proctor

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Mr. Proctor is a partner in the Asset Management Group. Mark advises private fund managers on structuring,...  |  Read More

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