First Time Funds: The fundraising environment is strong; the fundraising process is hard

Raising capital for a first time private equity fund is difficult. First time fund managers often are surprised by how long it takes to secure enough capital commitments to hold a fund’s initial closing, particularly when seeking commitments from institutional investors. The good news is that first time funds have recently been in favor with …

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Panel 3 of Life Sciences Series To Be Held On September 22nd!

On Thursday, September 22nd, MBBP will host the third panel of our Life Sciences Series, "Funding Models in Biotech".  The panel will be held at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. The panel will discuss today's financing environment for emerging biotech companies, and the many complexities facing these companies in their attempts …

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Joe Martinez Quoted in MedCity News Article on Advertising Fundraising

On July 15 MedCity News published an article titled "'Can' doesn't always mean 'should' when it comes to the SEC’s new rules for advertising fundraising". The article explains that the Securities and Exchange Commission recently voted to adopt a piece of the JOBS Act which would remove a ban on general advertising for private securities. One of the …

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Kepha Partners Helps in Funding On The Spot Systems

On the Spot Systems, a real-time mobile survey provider, recently announced they have received $750,000 in a round of seed investment funding from Angel Street Capital, Mike Sheehan and MBBP client Kepha Partners, a Waltham-based early-stage tech venture capital firm. Eric Hjerpe, partner with Kepha Partners, was quoted in a CityBizList Boston article on the funding round: …

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The Dodd-Frank Act Impact on Advisers to Private Funds

On July 21, 2010, the Senate passed a financial reform bill called the Dodd-Frank Act.  MBBP attorney Jeffrey Somers describes the new act and its impact on private investment funds in a recent client alert. For more information on the Dodd-Frank Act and its implications, please contact Jeffrey Somers.