The Shares are speculative and illiquid securities involving substantial risk of loss. An investment in the Fund is appropriate only for those investors who do not require a liquid investment, for whom an investment in the Fund does not constitute a complete investment program, and who fully understand and can assume the risks of an investment in the Fund.
Investors should carefully review and consider potential risks before investing. The Fund has been organized as a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company and designed primarily for long-term investors. An investor should not invest in the Fund if the investor needs a liquid investment. The Fund could experience fluctuations in its performance due to several factors. As a result of these factors, results for any previous period should not be relied upon as being indicative of performance in future periods.
The Fund Investments may include low grade or unrated debt securities (“high yield” or “junk” bonds or leveraged loans) or investments in securities of distressed companies. Such investments involve substantial, highly significant risks. The Fund may invest in mezzanine debt instruments, which are expected to be unsecured and made in companies with capital structures having significant indebtedness ranking ahead of the investments, all or a significant portion of which may be secured. The Portfolio Fund Managers and (subject to applicable law) the Fund may employ leverage through borrowings or derivative instruments and are likely to directly or indirectly acquire interests in companies with highly leveraged capital structures. The Fund and Portfolio Fund Managers may use derivatives and the use of derivative instruments for hedging or speculative purposes by the Fund or the Portfolio Fund Managers could present significant risks, including the risk of losses in excess of the amounts invested. The overall performance of the Fund’s secondary investments will depend in large part on the acquisition price paid, which may be negotiated based on incomplete or imperfect information. Secondary investments may also incur contingent liability risk and syndicate risk. Potential lack of diversification and resulting higher risk due to concentration of allocation authority when a single adviser is utilized. The Adviser does not control the investments or operations of the Portfolio Funds. For a complete discussion of risks please review the prospectus carefully. Investors may redeem their units at NAV, quarterly (subject to a one year lock-up period and 2.00% Maximum Early Repurchase Fee (as a percentage of the repurchased amount), 5% of fund-level AUM cap, and Board approval). FlowStone Funds are distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC. Not affiliated with FlowStone Partners.
The value development pattern in which the net asset value of a private-equity fund typically declines moderately during the early years of the private-equity fund’s life as investment related fees and expenses are incurred before investment gains have been realized. As the fund matures and portfolio companies are sold, the pattern typically reverses with increasing net asset value and distributions.
Secondary Investments are interests in existing private equity funds that are acquired in privately negotiated transactions, typically after the end of the private equity fund’s fundraising period. The investments of the acquired fund are usually known at the time of acquisition, and the majority of the fund’s capital is typically drawn down and invested by the time of the fund’s acquisition.
Blind Pool Investment Fund
A limited partnership that does not announce its intentions with specificity as to what investments will be made.