Special Purpose Vehicles, or SPVs, are an increasingly key component of professional investment strategies. Put simply, an SPV is a fund formed to serve a specific and limited purpose. SPVs are implemented throughout the investment world as a funding structure, including in the alternative investment space. For instance, an SPV's purpose can be to make an investment into a single asset, such as an early-stage tech company.
One of the great strengths of SPVs is that they allow multiple investors to pool their money and invest as a single entity. If you’re a limited partner, this feature makes investing much more accessible and adaptable to portfolio diversification and unique investment opportunities. As a general partner, SPVs become an efficient way to source and invest in opportunities on an ad hoc basis.
For general partners implementing a strategy with multiple SPVs, a powerful structure called a master-series can be created to streamline the formation and management process. As a fund, an SPV requires services including legal counsel, tax accounting, banking and fund administration. While SPVs themselves are simple and flexible, the process of creating and managing SPVs can quickly become overwhelming for all parties.
Flow is built to empower professional investors realizing an SPV strategy. We offer a turn-key solution that couples our powerful software with the deep experience of our service professionals.
Managing SPV investments can be complex and messy. For new investors, our turn-key solution establishes a strong foundation for your SPV strategy to get you up and running fast with our software and expert services team. For those with established SPVs, Flow's powerful software platform and experienced service providers empower alleviate the headache of fund administration and empower general partners to scale future SPVs.
From Single to Master Fund Documents
If you’re a general partner, SPVs administered through Flow are a flexible, nimble, and streamlined way to level up your investing. We offer best-in-class template fund documents for both standalone entities and master-series entities, which means you can tailor your funds to your network’s needs, and get new SPVs up and running in a matter of days.
Our master-series fund template documents simplify SPV investing even further. Once a master entity has been formed, individual and distinct SPVs, or series, can be formed with just an operating agreement - no formation fees or dissolution costs required. Using this structure, new SPVs can be spun up quickly and easily, so you can get involved in new opportunities as soon as they arise.
Forming and investing through an SPV requires a secure coordination of sensitive data that can be taxing for everyone, especially limited partners who need to complete subscription documents. Flow empowers general partners to manage their network of limited partners and securely store the required investment information from each of their limited partners. Once part of the general partner’s organization, a limited partner’s investment profile is automatically linked to all of their documentation required to invest. Limited partners are able to securely invest by confirming information rather than manually re-entering each time. The result is an exponentially faster investment process with more accurate information backed by the security of the Flow platform.
Invest at Scale
The Flow platform takes on all of the work involved in setting up, funding, and maintaining SPVs. Fundamentally, we believe the best way to empower investors is to enable them to focus on investing. Our platform and service enables professional investors to invest at scale.
Flow offers a turn-key solution for professional investors, providing tech-enabled fund administration for Special Purpose Vehicles.
Investing at scale is simplified with Flow. We connect the information with the work that needs to be done in integrated ways that automates processes and empowers investors to spend less time on administrative work, and more time focused on what they do best - investing.
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