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Private Equity Funds Due Diligence

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2016: Managing the Compliance Aspects of Private Equity Investments

by Dechert LLP on

International business transactions can be subject to intense scrutiny due to the broad scope of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act, in addition to other similar anti-corruption measures...more

Five Tips for a Successful Exit

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Any number of factors can trigger a tech company’s exit: worn-out founders, anxious investors, industry consolidation, or wild, Instagram-like success. As tech founders and executives contemplate the possibility and timing of...more

International News: Focus on Private Equity

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Our Focus on Private Equity provides a global perspective on some of the challenges being faced by PE firms and how these can be successfully addressed. It also examines some of the many opportunities available, e.g., by...more

Private Equity FCPA Enforcement

by Michael Volkov on

FCPA enforcement efforts are not so hard to follow and predict – the government likes to provide advance warnings as an effective means of deterrence. Justice Department and SEC officials will often tell the public their...more

Co-Investments: Positives and Pitfalls

The popularity and number of co-investments has been on the rise. Co-investment opportunities are seen by investors as more unique, lower-cost alternatives to typical private equity fund investments. For fund sponsors,...more

Doing Business with Russia Following Sanctions: What PE Firms Need to Know

by Dechert LLP on

It has now been over a year since the United States and the European Union began imposing sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The sanctions have major...more

Delaware Chancery Court Declines to Dismiss Fraud Claims Against Private Equity Fund and Directors

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

In Great Hill Equity Partners IV, LP v. SIG Growth Equity Fund I, LLLP, the Delaware Court of Chancery denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss fraud-based claims made in connection with Great Hill’s acquisition of Plimus, a...more

Thanksgiving-Eve Delaware Chancery Court Decision Refuses to Dismiss Fraud-Based Claims Against Private Equity Investors and...

by Goodwin on

On Thanksgiving Eve the Delaware Chancery Court issued a detailed opinion sure to be of significance to all parties involved in M&A transactions, particularly in the private equity space. In Great Hill Equity Partners IV, LP...more

Strengthening Companies: Operational Improvement Trends

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Pepper Hamilton and The Deal recently released the results of a new survey of private equity executives which demonstrated the importance of operational improvement and the thought that private equity firms put into the...more

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