Who we are

Since 2010, Laidlaw Private Equity, LLC has developed a growing family of independent alternative investment vehicles under the newly branded Private Stakes Program, having sponsored 23 independently owned and managed pooled funds to date. These specialized investment vehicles typically target a 3-6 year horizon, unlike more traditional private equity and venture capital funds which typically require a minimum of 7-10 year commitment.

What we do

The Private Stakes Program provides qualified individual and entity investors access to stakes in the same private venture-backed companies historically available only to select institutions. By strategically targeting a limited number of late stage, private technology issuers, it aims to develop a focused portfolio in each fund, with the goal of providing a shorter investment and liquidity horizon than typical private equity and venture capital funds.

Who may invest

Qualified investors must be both “accredited investors” (as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended) and “qualified clients” (as defined in Rule 205-3 promulgated under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended.) Investors must be able to sustain all of the risks associated with venture capital investments, including but not limited the lack of liquidity and the potential loss of their capital.

Alternative Investment Vehicles

  • Somewhat like traditional private equity investments, the Alternative Investment Vehicles are designed for qualified individuals and family offices seeking access to an asset class not typically available to them.
  • Qualified investors must have the ability to sustain the risks associated with venture capital investments, including a lack of liquidity for sustained periods of time and almost no portfolio company transparency or customary due diligence in order to be eligible to participate in these pooled funds designed to give them economic interests in the securities of targeted private technology companies.
  • Investors own Member Interests in the vehicle which provides them preferential economic interests in the assets of the vehicle but does not entitle them to direct ownership to the specific securities in the portfolio.