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The Growth of European Covenant Lite

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In 2016, global sponsors and their advisers were successful in continuing to export their experiences from financing transactions in the US leveraged loan and global bond markets to the European leveraged loan market, and...more

The 2017 Automotive Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we stand here in early 2017, we are further away from the all-time high in valuations and deal activity that we witnessed in 2015; but despite signs that the extended expansion cycle for the industry may be plateauing,...more

Proskauer’s 2017 IPO Study

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Proskauer’s Global Capital Markets Group has released its fourth annual IPO Study, a comprehensive analysis of U.S.-listed initial public offerings that priced in 2016, including an identification of IPO trends over a...more

Tax Round Up - April 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Welcome to the Tax Round Up, the first edition of what will be a regular bulletin highlighting the latest tax developments relevant to UK companies and asset managers. We plan to produce this monthly with the next one in...more

Shore Capital Partners Closed Second Private Equity Fund at $190 Million

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Shore Capital Partners has announced it has closed it second PE fund (Shore Capital Partners Fund II) at the hard cap of $190 million. With the closing, the firm indicated it now has approximately $350 million in total...more

New UK Tax Relief Restrictions for Corporate Interest

by Reed Smith on

This briefing provides a high-level summary of the new rules limiting the UK tax deductibility of corporate interest expenses. The new rules apply from 1 April 2017 to interest payments made from that date under new and...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Xenex Secures $38 Million in Funding

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Xenex Disinfection Services has announced it has received $38 million in funding. Xenex, based in San Antonio, is the developer of a pulsed xenon full spectrum UV room disinfection system for use in healthcare...more

BEPS – are you affected?

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Over 100 countries and jurisdictions are collaborating through the OECD to implement measures to tackle base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). The OECD have set out 15 actions points that aim to equip governments with the...more

Small Business Valuation—What Is It And Why Does It Matter?

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Government contractors who have built successful businesses over a period of time often neglect to answer one simple question until very late in the game. The question, “What is my business worth?” has far-reaching...more

Greenfield Projects Spell Red Ink for Financiers

by K&L Gates LLP on

Originally published in The Australian - February 17th, 2017. The federal government has announced that the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek is going ahead. That’s great — it’s needed and will benefit a whole...more

Corporate News - February 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

A monthly newsletter covering topics of interest in the field of UK corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, listed companies, equity capital markets, corporate governance and general company law. Please see...more

"Business Tax Reform All but Certain in US, Europe"

United States - The prospects for business tax reform in the United States were greatly enhanced by the 2016 election results. Reform under Republicans, who control both the White House and Congress, could dramatically...more

The future of European leveraged debt: While fears of another downturn loom, the European financial markets have innovated,...

by White & Case LLP on

Leveraged debt markets in Europe have shown resilience this year. However, with so many factors up in the air in 2017—from politics to interest rates, regulations and investor sentiment—the question remains whether this will...more

Blog: SEC Charges Company With Violations Of The Rules Related To Non-GAAP Financial Measures

by Cooley LLP on

The Corp Fin staff have been dropping hints for quite a while about potential enforcement actions in connection with abuses of non-GAAP financial measures, and now one has finally materialized. In an Order released today,...more

Reminders for Foreign Private Issuers for the 2017 Annual Reporting Season

by White & Case LLP on

This memorandum outlines certain considerations for foreign private issuers (FPIs) in preparation for the 2017 annual reporting season. Part I of this memorandum discusses new developments and practical action items for the...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2016: UK Autumn Statement 2016: Tax-Related Impact for the Financial Services...

by Dechert LLP on

In his first (and last) Autumn Statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced a number of tax measures affecting the financial services industry, although many of these changes had been the subject of...more

Alert: ISS and Glass Lewis Update 2017 Proxy Voting Policies

by Cooley LLP on

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis (GL), the two most influential proxy advisory firms, recently released updates to their voting policies for 2017. Both ISS and GL issued policy updates on director...more

Incremental Facilities – The LMA Approach

by White & Case LLP on

Incremental Facilities - Once the preserve of large cap deals and top tier sponsors, incremental facilities (which can otherwise be known as accordion or additional facilities) have become a permanent feature of the...more

Draft ECB Guidance on Leveraged Transactions

by White & Case LLP on

Regulatory update: Draft ECB Guidance on Leveraged Transactions – US Comparison - The European Central Bank ("ECB") is consulting on guidance relating to leveraged transactions ("Proposed Guidance"). The ECB regards the...more

U.S.-Style Leveraged Lending Guidance Comes to Europe

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 23 November 2016, the European Central Bank (ECB) published its draft guidance to banks on leveraged lending, launching a public consultation period that runs until 27 January 2017. The draft guidance is very similar to...more

ECB Publishes Draft US-Style Guidance On Leveraged Transactions

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On 23 November 2016, the European Central Bank (“ECB”) published for consultation draft guidelines on leveraged transactions (“Draft Guidance”), similar to the US Guidance on Leveraged Lending issued by the US federal bank...more

Former CFO Awarded $1.9 Million In SOX Case

An ALJ at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently ruled that a former CFO was entitled to approximately $1.9 million in back pay, front pay, and compensatory damages, concluding that he was retaliated against in violation...more

UK Autumn Statement 2016: real estate

by DLA Piper on

Interest relief restrictions - The adoption of the interest deductibility restrictions from April 2017 onwards will continue. The basic elements of the rules will remain as previously announced - a cap on deductions at...more

The European Central Bank Publishes Draft Guidance on Leveraged Transactions

ECB Consultation Paper - On 23 November 2016, the European Central Bank (the “ECB”) launched a public consultation in relation to draft guidance for Eurozone banks intended to develop clear and consistent definitions,...more

ISS Announces Pay-for-Performance Methodology Updates for 2017

ISS announced changes to the methodology underlying its pay-for-performance models for companies in the U.S. and other markets to take effect Feb. 1, 2017. ISS will present relative evaluations of return on equity,...more

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