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Innovation drives dealmaking: Outlook for M&A in Israel - Investors continue to flock to Israel, as innovation and technological...

by White & Case LLP on

Dubbed the "startup nation," Israel is an epicenter of innovation. It boasts more venture capital firms and startups on a per capita basis than any other country in the world. In tech terms, it is second only to Silicon...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Late last week, financial services company Raymond James agreed to resolve allegations of conspiring with the owner of several VT ski resorts (and others) in a Ponzi scheme targeting foreign investors through the EB-5...more

Private Equity and the New Trump Administration: Your Top Ten Questions Answered

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The election of President Trump contained more than a few positive signs for Private Equity (PE) firms. Promises of a lower corporate tax environment, a ten-percent tax holiday for funds parked overseas, large infrastructure...more

Foreign Investment in Australia

by DLA Piper on

Foreign investment is key to Australia’s economic development, and Australia welcomes it. As the fourth largest economy in the dynamic Asia Pacific region, Australia's competitive economy is set for continued expansion...more

Investment Outlook 2017: Deal trends in the GCC

by Hogan Lovells on

When oil prices dropped two years ago, it took a while for the severity and durability of the new oil-price environment to sink in. The response came in 2016: governments focused on cutting expenditure, sending a cascade of...more

Open for business – private equity investment in the Vietnamese retail sector

by Hogan Lovells on

Vietnam's retail sector is among the fastest growing in Asia, with increasing disposable incomes, rapid urbanisation, rising living standards and a relatively young consumer base. These factors have, together, fuelled...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2017 Edition: President Trump: The Outlook for Private Equity

by Dechert LLP on

All eyes are on Washington—or should we say Manhattan—these days, searching for clues about where our ship is heading with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at the helm. Recently, there have been cabinet appointments to...more

Asia-Pacific Distressed Debt & Special Situations Market Update

by Reed Smith on

As the world reckons with the results of the US presidential election, and while Brexit negotiations remain hanging in the air, there are speculations of realignments in political and trade relations involving the US and...more

New UK Foreign Investment Controls May Restrict PE Deals

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

As part of UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s new industrial strategy, private equity deal teams should expect a more interventionist approach to the acquisition of strategically important UK businesses by foreign buyers. The UK...more

China Simplifies Its Legal Administration of Foreign Direct Investments

In order to implement the State Counsel’s decision issued on September 3, 2016 (State Counsel’s Decision), which simplifies the original substantive review and approval process (Approval System) to a new simple filing system...more

Making it big in Asia

by White & Case LLP on

Entrepreneurs dreaming of success in Asia-Pacific have several reasons to be optimistic that their hopes may one day translate into reality. Asia is seeing rapid growth in both output and consumption—creating a promising...more

Structuring Challenges in Leveraged Buyouts in Israel

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

How foreign private equity sponsors and their lenders are finding solutions to local law structuring issues - Leveraged finance acquisitions have existed in the Israeli market for many years. However, for a variety of...more

New Opportunities for Private Equity in India

by Goodwin on

New Insolvency Code and Asset Reconstruction Companies - ..Prior to the new code, insolvency proceedings in India lasted several years and effectively allowed management and owners to run these companies for their own...more

"Key Takeaways - Energy M&A Webinar Series: Utility M&A Update"

On January 28, 2016, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “Utility M&A Update,” the first installment of a three-part Energy M&A Webinar Series focused on transactional trends in the energy industry. The program, which drew 140...more

Record breaker: US M&A in 2015

by White & Case LLP on

As the dust settles from the explosion of US M&A activity in 2015, it is fitting to reflect on the forces that fueled the boom and consider what last year’s trends may tell us about the year ahead. The record year...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2016 Edition: Enhanced Investment Opportunities in 2016 for U.S. Financial Investors and...

by Dechert LLP on

While for some years, profitable and market leading private equity backed companies pro-actively pursued acquisition opportunities in the U.S., U.S. buyers are increasingly looking to Germany and other parts of Western Europe...more

Investment in the Power Sector in Emerging Markets

by White & Case LLP on

Power generation financing comes with risks, but finding ways to mitigate these risks provides opportunities for rewards. As the world's energy dynamic is changing in response to powerful economic, security of supply,...more

Private Equity Newsletter - Summer 2015 Edition: Where’s the Exit? New Opportunities in China for Private Equity Firms

by Dechert LLP on

It has long been a well established exit route in developed markets for a private equity firm to sell its interest in a portfolio company to a listed company in exchange for shares in that listed company. Until recently, this...more

Private Equity In Africa: Context, Opportunities, And Risks

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In this issue: - Overview - Macroeconomics - Politics and policy - The practice of private equity in Africa - Opportunities for private equity in Africa - An excerpt from...more

Soaring Chinese investment in the UK - but when will the North get its share?

by DLA Piper on

Chinese companies are growing in the UK at an unprecedented rate, adding a significant contribution to the UK economy through growth and employment. Research by the China Daily into UK businesses with Chinese parent...more

New Reporting Requirements Regarding Foreign Investment and Ownership

by Dechert LLP on

This article originally was published in the Winter 2015 Edition of the Dechert Private Equity Newsletter but has been updated to reflect recent guidance from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Affairs (BEA) on...more

US PE Sponsors Take on Europe

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

US PE houses spent $58 billion on European buyouts in 2014, a 43% increase on 2013 figures, according to Mergermarket. US PE houses are becoming major players in the European buyout game. Much of this activity is...more

Africa: Insights on Deal Trends in a PE Growth Market

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

PE in Africa is fast-growing and investing in a variety of sectors. So what challenges do investors face? The diligence process can be much more hands on, as information is not necessarily readily available in the form...more

Back in the game: The rise of US M&A

by White & Case LLP on

US M&A is bouncing back - After a tough few years, acquisitions in the United States have seen a remarkable resurgence - The first half of 2014 saw a great dealmaking revival in the United States. Deal values...more

Defying the odds: the rise of European private equity - The recovery and future prospects of the private equity market in Europe

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: - Back on its feet: the European private equity picture - An uneven recovery: country and sector focus - Infographic: the European private equity picture - The road to recovery: the...more

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