Offshore Hedge Fund Formation:

Offshore Funds and Master-Feeder Hedge Fund structures enable sponsors to target diverse capital sources including non-U.S. Investors and U.S. Tax-Exempt Investors. Private Placement Markets Offshore Hedge Fund formation services provide our clients with a complete solution to start a Hedge Fund domiciled in any preferred offshore jurisdiction.

Offshore Funds provide sponsors with access to non-U.S. person and U.S. Tax-Exempt Investors, who will prefer to invest in an Offshore Hedge Fund for reasons of tax efficiency. However, Offshore Funds also present a range of complicated formation and regulatory issues apart from those facing Domestic Hedge Funds. Private Placement Markets assist clients in choosing the best jurisdiction for their Offshore Fund structure and devise a plan to maximize the available tax benefits.


Capitalization of a New Offshore Hedge Fund:


Private Placement Markets Focuses on ensuring your new Offshore Hedgee Fund meets its initial capitalization needs to get your Fund off the group. Private Placement Markets is quickly becoming the Global Leader for successful offerings, complete with documentation and filing services. Whether through a Private Offering or a Public Offering, Private Placement Markets has an industry-validated processes in place to do it right every time.

Private Placement Markets takes the lead in drafting all the ancillary documents necessary to conduct the offering, including:

  • Offering Memorandums

  • Preparing all SEC (or equivalent) Filings

  • All Required Federal or State Filings

  • Broker - Dealer agreements

  • Subscription agreements

  • Investor questionnaires

  • Engagement Letter


Once the Offshore Hedge Fund Investment Offering is ready, Private Placement Markets helps our clients tell their investment stories effectively, and get them heard by the right audiences. This involves strategic investor and corporate communications, highly targeted outreach to the buy- and sell-side, expert counsel, market intel and analysis, day-to-day IR, and an array of other services, typically over the course of long client relationships.


Private Placement Markets combines a fluency in finance and investing with a deep understanding of each client’s business, industry and culture, as well as management’s goals and philosophies. For some clients, we serve as an outsourced investor relations department. For larger companies with an IPO or similar internal capabilities, we provide an array of support services. In either case, we work very closely with our clients, functioning like part of the internal team.

Investor Communications:

  • Investment Thesis & Messaging

  • Investor Presentation Development

  • Earnings Communications

  • IR Website Audit & Development

  • Investor Information Exchange

  • Investor Communications Advisory

Investor & Analyst Outreach:

  • Investor/Analyst Targeting & Direct Outreach

  • Deal & Non-Deal Roadshows

  • Investment Conference Access, Prep & Coordination

  • Presentation and Q&A Coaching

  • Investor Day Organization

  • Relationship-Building in Investment Community

  • Investor/Analyst Relations Advisory

Corporate Communications:

  • Corporate Positioning & Communications

  • Website Development Management

  • Management Transition Communications

  • Restructuring/Turnaround Communications

  • M&A Communications

  • Corporate Communications Advisory

Market Intel, Analysis & Reporting:

  • Customized Peer Monitoring & Analysis

  • Shareholder/Peer-holder Analysis

  • Pre-meeting Intelligence

  • Post-meeting Feedback

  • Institutional Holder Reporting

  • Board Meeting Preparation & Reporting

IPO/Transaction Communications & Advisory:

  • Investment Banking Introductions

  • Investment Positioning

  • Roadshow Presentation Development

  • Roadshow Q&A Preparation

  • IR Website

  • Comprehensive Post-Transaction Planning & Disclosure Training

  • Broad-spectrum Advisory on Transaction & Support in Transition to Public Status

Crises & Shareholder Activism:

  • Crisis Communications & Advisory

  • Shareholder Activism Counsel & Communications

Private Company Services:

  • Investor Messaging & Communications

  • Conference Targeting & Arrangement

  • Investment Banking Introductions

  • Peer/Market Intel & Analysis

Media Relations:

  • Strategic Earned Media

  • Expert Positioning

  • Media Training

  • Social Media

Special Projects:

  • Perception Studies

  • Investor Days/Tours

To Retain and Engage Private Placement Markets for an Offshore Hedge Fund Formation & Offering:

Private Placement Markets regularly works with companies and their legal counsel with respect to the creating Offshore Hedge Funds; we consider it one of our specialties.

The process of preparing an Offshore Hedge Fund Offering can take a few weeks to a few months to prepare (depending on amount of material and complexity of the Fund). The entire Private Placement Markets team is available throughout this entire process.


Service(s) to be Provided:

  • Registration of the Company / Fund with ISIN International, and obtaining an International Stock Identification Number (ISIN).

  • Drafting & Preparation of a Federal Securities Laws Compliant Offshore Hedge Fund Offering.

    • Our Custom Offshore Hedge Fund Offering includes (but is not limited to):

      • Offering Structuring and Development of a Presentation Grade Offshore Hedge Fund Offering,

      • all ISIN Filings as required,

      • Determine applicability of Regulation S to offshore hedge fund structure and file exemptions accordingly,

      • Implement advantageous and competitive performance fee structure for managers to offshore hedge funds,

      • Prepare / Review Custody Agreement and/or Prime Broker Agreements with Broker-Dealers,

      • Review Structure of Offshore Hedge Fund to ensure it is tax-efficient to the General Partner and key personnel,

      • Assess potential effects of relevant CFTC regulations,

      • Ensure avoidance of U.S. registration and regulatory requirements,

      • Ensure compliance on U.S. and foreign anti-money laundering issues,

      • Maintain compliance with investors’ home jurisdictions through local counsel, and

      • Access to our Broker-Dealer Network & International Institutional Investment Banking Network (See &

      • Does Not include any expenses associated with any required Company Formation, Financial Audits, Legal Opinion Letters, Stock Transfer Agents, and/or Broker Dealer Fees.

To engage us for an Offshore Hedge Fund Formation:

  • Private Placement Markets is very selective about the Offshore Hedge Fund Clients it engages with. Please call our Capital Markets Team or email us as the contact listed to the left, and we will schedule a time to speak regarding your Offshore Hedge Fund needs.

  • If there is a mutual interest to engage for the development of an Offshore Hedge Fund, we will forward you an engagement letter to be signed, at which time you will be required to submit a retainer equal to 50% of our service charge for the drafting of the Custom Offshore Hedge Fund Offering. Our estimated cost for a Custom Private Equity Fund is a Flat $30,000 USD (50% = $15,000 USD). NOTE: The balance of $15,000 will be due and payable 30 days net from retaining services or upon delivery of a final Offshore Hedge Fund Offering, whichever comes first.

  • NOTE, Private Placement Markets does consider "JOINT VENTURES" for Offshore Hedge Funds, but these are ONLY for established Invesment Industry Professionals with a Veribiable Track Hisotry of Sucess. Private Placement Markets IS NOT looking to form any Offshore Funds with capital brokers who's role is to provide 'deal flow'. 

  • Once complete, we will send you an email with information detailing the necessary information we need to get started working on the custom Private Equity Fund Offering.

Mr. Steve Muehler

Founder & Managing Member

Private Placement Markets

101 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94111


Phone: (877) 259-8066

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