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Originally posted in the February 2012 edition of Corgentum Consulting's Operational Due Diligence Insights.

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  1. 1. Scharfman’s New Private Equity BookOperational due diligence reviews on private equity funds has been an area of increased investorfocus. Despite the numerous benefits of performing such reviews, some investors may still not beconvinced of the benefits of performing operational due diligence on private equity funds. Still,others may be unsure as to how to best begin an operational risk review of a private equity fund. Inparticular, investors which already perform operational due diligence on other asset classes, such ashedge funds, may not have a clear understanding of the unique operational challenges presented byprivate equity.To address these issues, Jason Scharfman (Managing Partner, Corgentum Consulting), has written afollow up to his first book, Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence: Understanding the Risks , whichfocuses on private equity. This new book, Private Equity Operational Due Diligence: Tools to EvaluateLiquidity, Valuation , addresses the unique aspects and challenges associated with performingoperational due diligence reviews of both private equity and real estate asset classes.Private Equity Operational Due Diligence seeks to provide readers with the tools to develop a flexiblecomprehensive operational due diligence program customized for private equity. It includestechniques for analyzing fund legal documents and financial statements, as well as methods forevaluating operational risks concerning valuation methodologies, pricing documentation andilliquidity concerns.Filled with case studies, this book is required reading for private equity and real estate investors, aswell as fund managers and service providers, for performing due diligence on the operational risksassociated with private equity and real estate funds. This book also includes case studies inoperational fraud and a companion website to the book includes sample checklists, templates,spreadsheets, and links to laws and regulations referenced in the book. Private Equity OperationalDue Diligence: Tools to Evaluate Liquidity, Valuation and Documentation will be published by WileyFinance and be released on April 10, 2012. The book is currently available for pre-order posted in the February 2012 edition of Corgentum Consultings OperationalDue Diligence Insights.For More info@corgentum.comInformation | Blog | Twitter FeedTel. 201-360-2430About Corgentum Consulting:Corgentum Consulting is a specialist consulting firm which performs operational due diligencereviews of fund managers. The firm works with investors including fund of funds, pensions,endowments, banks ultra-high net-worth individuals, and family offices to conduct the industrysmost comprehensive operational due diligence reviews. Corgentums work covers all fundstrategies globally including hedge funds, private equity, real estate funds, and traditional funds.The firms sole focus on operational due diligence, veteran experience, innovative originalresearch and fundamental bottom up approach to due diligence allows Corgentum to ensurethat the firms clients avoid unnecessary operational risks. Corgentum is headquartered at 26Journal Square, Suite 1005 in Jersey City, New Jersey, 07306. Phone 201-360-2430. For moreinformation visit, or follow us on Twitter @Corgentum© 2011 Corgentum Consulting, LLC