Private Equity in Luxembourg (2020)

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Your guide to set up and manage your Private Equity and Venture Capital structure in Luxembourg.

At the heart of Luxembourg´s success as an international PE hub lies the ability to reconcile longterm stability with short-term adaptability. Since the last edition of this brochure (November 2016), the most notable development is the tremendous success of the RAIF, the latest addition to our Luxembourg toolbox, which has attracted investors of all types to launch investment vehicles out of Luxembourg. This is to be seen in the perspective of the gradual shift towards dealmaking substance in Luxembourgbased structures, as driven by more stringent OECD requirements. PE in Luxembourg thus employs a several thousand people today, some of whom are middle or front office positions.”

In practice, this ability to combine stability and agility means that PE investors who elect Luxembourg as a domicile for their structure and/or teams, be they GPs, LPs or Family Offices, are able to:

Choose from a wide range of legal entities, to suit their AuM size, strategy and end investor base
• Work from an EU-compliant jurisdiction that stays abreast of the latest legal and tax developments
• Benefit from the support of public stakeholders who are well aware of the strategic importance of our industry for the local economy
• Get support from a professional and international pool of advisers who are able to work in different languages, all phsyically present in Luxembourg.

Our growing base of members, especially GPs and LPs, is a demonstration of Luxembourg´s dynamism as a PE hub that can cater to a wide range of needs. With over 250 members, 50% of whom are end investors, LPEA also offers a great exchange platform for newcomers to Luxembourg – and intends to continue its work as “thought leader” and “matchmaker” between talent and money.

Rajaa Mekouar, CEO of LPEA

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INDEX

  • Foreword by the CEO of LPEA and Message from the Minister of Finance
  • Executive Summary
  • Luxembourg – a Conducive Environment to the development of private equity
  • The LPEA GP Survey
  • Private Capital – Legal Framework
  • Private Debt
  • The Luxembourg Tax Environment
  • Accounting Framework for Luxembourg PE Vehicles
  • The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)
  • The Regulations on European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECA)
  • Regime for European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIF)
  • Private Equity Services Provision
  • How to Set Up a Private Equity Fund in Luxembourg
  • Appendix 1: Double Tax Treaty Network
  • Appendix 2: Glossary
  • Appendix 3: Useful References
  • Appendix 4: LPEA Members

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