Longer life funds last longer than typical 7-10 year funds, they

  • Add flexibility
  • Eliminate time constraints
  • Provide less volatile returns
  • Fit investors with a longer time horizon

Longer life funds avoid force-selling a portfolio company

  • With long-term growth opportunities
  • During industry or economy downturns

More GPs are raising longer life funds, so they

  • don’t have to fundraise as often
  • can focus on deal sourcing and execution

Examples of longer life fund

  • Blackstone: $5B, 20-year lifespan
  • Altas Partners: $1B, 17-year lifespan

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