UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Student-Run
Private Equity Fund

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2015 Private Equity Fund team

The Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund is a student-run fund with more than $5.0 million of committed capital under management. The fund, launched in 2007, is the first and only student-run fund associated with a top-tier global business school that seeks to provide real returns to its limited partners.

The management team is comprised of 8 Kenan-Flagler students - 4 second-year MBAs and 4 BSBAs. All students serve a 3-semester term with the program. In addition to active investment activities, the students participate in a series of private equity courses, lectures, and events.

Students manage all aspects of the investment cycle - raising capital, sourcing deals, performing due diligence, making investment decisions, and presenting decisions to the Faculty/Advisory Committees and the Board of Directors - and receive course credit for their involvement with the program.

The Fund invests opportunistically in a strategic mix of buyout, mezzanine debt, growth capital and venture capital transactions - primarily sourced through our LPs and the network of UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni that are active private equity professionals.

The Fund

The Fund invests opportunistically in a strategic mix of buyout, mezzanine debt, growth capital and venture capital transactions - mostly sourced through our LPs and the network of UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni that are active private equity or venture capital professionals. Since its founding in 2007, the KFBS PE Fund has made investments in 32 portfolio companies, exited 14 portfolio companies, and received 5 dividend recapitalizations.

The Fund seeks to achieve outstanding results in the following core categories:

  • Educational Opportunities - The Fund will provide students a mechanism to gain invaluable hands-on private equity investment experience.
  • Career Advancement - The Fund will enable student managers to broaden their personal network in the private equity industry and develop relationships that may lead to career opportunities.
  • Industry Profile -The Fund seeks to boost Kenan-Flagler Business School's profile in private equity and venture capital. This exposure will accelerate our efforts to create career opportunities for students and deepen our access to deals that will generate attractive returns for our investors.
  • Returns - The Fund seeks to deliver attractive returns to the investors.

Visit the Kenan-Flagler Private Equity Fund website