The Liquidity Solution for Illiquid Private Equity Fund Interests


RiverLake Capital is an independent advisory firm dedicated to providing liquidity solutions to holders of illiquid assets including private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, private equity real estate fund, fund of funds as well as these fund's underlying direct investments. The firm creates innovative liquidity solutions across all fund strategies and geographies, from simple sales to complex fund restructuring assignments, and executes transactions with strict confidentiality.

RiverLake Capital’s team has been an active participant in the secondary market for fund interests and distressed assets since 2009, acting as buy and sell side advisor, and has deep knowledge of investor groups that allows it to target investors in a competitive environment to help deliver maximum sales proceeds and best terms for any transaction. The global investor base includes dedicated secondary funds, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds and family offices.

“As an independent and management-owned company, we’re able to offer our investors and LP clients discreet, flexible and tailored liquidity solutions whenever they need liquidity in illiquid private investments. We essentially help investors monetize their investments regardless of their geography, sector or size,” said RiverLake Capital founding partner Sham Kidane. “We have established relationships with the largest institutional secondary buyers and have a transparent and efficient sale process designed to maximize price.”

“Over just the last six months as market conditions have been shifting, I’ve seen a noticeable uptick in family offices seeking liquidity options on their holdings, both locking in and realizing a return or limiting a potential loss. They are utilizing groups like RiverLake Capital as a powerful and flexible tool to maintain control of their asset,” said Family Office Networks President Peter Apostol.

“Market conditions and the increasing volume of capital deployed on the secondary market today makes it an interesting environment for LPs to receive great pricing for their fund stakes,” said Yamini LLC Managing Partner Nima Yamini.

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