Welcome to Capital Calls 2.0. Updates to Carta’s capital calls tool give GPs more precise and efficient ways to call capital.
Welcome to Capital Calls 2.0. Until now, Carta’s capital calls request tool only allowed GPs to call capital on a pro rata basis from all investors in the fund—regardless of their close date. This meant that investors who subscribed after the first capital call trailed earlier subscribers to the fund. To catch them up, GPs asked fund admins to initiate a capital call for those specific investors.
GPs can now use the redesigned tool to:
- Make pro rata capital calls from their existing investor base
- Call capital only from specific investors without emailing their fund administrator, reducing the odds of making a clerical error that could impact a relationship with an LP
With the redesigned capital calls tool, you’ll be able to view a list of investors whose commitments have changed since the last capital call, including new subscribers. For a pro rata capital call, the tool will automatically calculate the amounts to be called from each investor, bringing each LP to a level pro rata contribution.
How it works
There are now two ways you can request a capital call. You can start by navigating to the firm management page or to the Capital Calls tab in the fund page. Then, select the type of capital call you would like to request:
- Pro rata capital calls is an improved version of our existing capital calls tool. With the redesigned tool, you’ll input a total dollar amount for the capital call, or the percentage of LP commitment you’d like to call. Then you’ll enter the capital call details, such as the required transfer date. Finally, you’ll review the details of the call before initiating it.
- Subsequent close capital calls will list out new investors and those with changed commitments since the last capital call. Next to each, you’ll see an optional text box for your additional notes. After inputting the capital call details, you’ll have the opportunity to conduct a final review before initiating the call.
The new capital calls tool is available for all fund administration customers who are on the Carta general ledger.
We’ll be expanding the capital calls tool to handle more complex scenarios, like calling additional capital from new and existing investors in the fund. We also plan to embed PDF previews of capital call notices at the review step on the Carta platform. (Right now, we send these confirmations by email.) We’re also building a feature that will let you review and initiate a capital call without further approvals between you and your fund administrator.