Frequently asked questions
Accreditation is something that investors request after they join Palico. Not all Palico members are accredited, but only accredited members and those who work for regulated entities can view detailed investment descriptions, download teaser documents posted with an investment opportunity, and request access to data rooms. Palico follows SEC procedures for determining who is an accredited investor. Members who work for a regulated entity also have the same access privileges as accredited investors on Palico.
Every time that you post an investment opportunity, broadcast, or roadshow, we send a notification to accredited investors and those who work for regulated entities who have asked to receive information about opportunities that match the strategy and region indicated in your firm profile. You can limit the visibility of your fundraising to one or more of LPs, funds of funds, and GPs.
All members will be able to view basic information about your fundraising opportunity such as the name, headline, strategy, region and target size. Only accredited members and those working for regulated entities will be able to review your detailed investment description and any documents that you post. You can also choose whether the ability to view your detailed investment description and documents is limited to one or more of LPs, Funds of Funds, or GPs. Your opportunity’s data room will only be accessible by members that you individually approve. Investors can choose to limit their investment opportunity searches to only those with additional documents posted and fundraisings with posted documents tend to get more views. Thus, we recommend that you upload teaser documents and populate your data room.
Information and documents that you post in your firm profile will be viewable by all Palico members, both accredited and non-accredited.
The Palico Marketplace includes password protected areas that are only accessible by accredited investors and regulated entities. Your data rooms are only accessible with your explicit permission on a per user basis. You can post investment information and documents to these areas in compliance with the Lamp Technologies, Inc. No-Action Letter. When an investor contacts you or requests permission to view your data room based on information that you post on Palico, it is considered reverse solicitation.
Private equity is a relationship driven business and Palico does not seek to change that. Palico helps LPs find new investment opportunities that they might not otherwise find and then lets them evaluate and complete transactions offline in industry standard ways. Palico does not support online transactions and thus does not track success rates that members have using Palico.
Palico does not provide contact details for investors. You can find investors and other members by using the firm and people screeners and then sending them an invitation to start a conversation through Palico. Once they accept, you can continue to communicate through Palico or exchange contact details and take the conversation offline.
There are several things you can do to help you find investors for your fund on Palico. First, you should see if your investment opportunity is already listed and add additional descriptive information if necessary, so that it will be visible to investors looking for funds like yours. You should also populate your fund’s private data room so that investors know they can quickly get the information they need to decide if they want to start a discussion with you. Investors will not be granted access to the data room without your explicit individual permission, but they will see that documents are available. In addition, you should confirm that your firm and personal profiles are complete and up to date so that you show up in search results when investors use the screeners. Finally, depending on your regulatory status and premium plan, you can reach out to individual investors that you think are particularly good prospects and you can send broadcasts to all investors with investment interests that match your firm.
Our analysts monitor 50+ PE news sources and select the most important stories to include in Palico News. We do not accept press releases or other news stories beyond what we select each day. Depending on your premium plan, you may be able to use our Broadcasts or Updates feature to send news to the Palico community.
Once you become a premium member, you can cancel your subscription at any time on this page. Your premium subscription will continue until your next renewal date and you will not be billed again. After that point, you can continue to use your basic membership.
If you want to cancel your membership, we’ll be sorry to see you go, but you can do so at any time by writing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Palico is free to join and all users benefit from free access to basic features. Depending on your role in the PE industry and your regulatory status, several plans are available for access to premium features. Regardless of which plan you choose, you can cancel at any time.
Becoming a member of Palico is fast and easy for private equity professionals. Complete this short form with your professional email address and we’ll send you a confirmation email with a link to the platform. Click the link and you will get access to Palico’s screeners, news, and more. If you or your firm are an accredited investor or regulated entity, we recommend that request accreditation after you create your account so that you can access additional features like the Marketplace and sending conversation requests.