Pequot Ventures Plans Split With Hedge Fund

Schachter, Ken
March 2008
Red Herring;3/4/2008, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plans of Pequot Ventures, the venture capital arm of hedge fund Pequot Capital, to split with its parent company. Pequot Ventures have been lobbying their limited partners to approve a deal that would make the unit independent. Pequot Ventures has proposed to name the breakaway venture firm, FirstMark Capital. It also plans to move to offices in New York City if the deal wins approval. Lawrence Lenihan Jr., managing director and a founder of Pequot Ventures, relates the reasons behind the move of Pequot Ventures.


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