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Management Company (ManCo)

A Management Company (ManCo), in the context of private equity or venture capital, refers to the entity that oversees the operations and investments of a fund. These companies are tasked with several responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Making investment decisions:

This involves identifying potential investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, negotiating deal terms, and ultimately deciding to invest in a particular company or project.

Managing portfolio companies:

Once an investment is made, the ManCo oversees the portfolio company, providing strategic guidance and operational support to help the company grow and increase in value.


The ManCo is also often responsible for raising capital for the fund. This involves pitching the fund's strategy to potential investors, providing regular updates to existing investors, and managing investor relations.

Reporting and compliance:

The ManCo is required to provide regular financial reporting to investors and ensure that the fund is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

The ManCo is typically established by the General Partners (GPs) of the fund, and it earns fees for providing these management services. These fees often include a management fee, which is a fixed percentage of the fund's assets under management, and a performance fee or carried interest, which is a share of the profits from the fund's investments.

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