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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

A Chinese healthcare boom

by Hogan Lovells on

Presenting a tremendous potential for growth fueled by domestic demographic and economic forces, China's healthcare industry has attracted notable PE investments in recent years. And with some commentators projecting that...more

DW Healthcare Partners Closes Fourth Private Equity Fund at $295 Million

by McGuireWoods LLP on

DW Healthcare Partners has announced it has closed its fourth PE fund (Fund IV) totaling $295 million. With the closing, the firm indicated it now has $800 million in total capital under management....more

KKR Closes $13.9 Billion PE Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

KKR has announced the closing of KKR Americas XII Fund, a $13.9 billion fund. The fund will focus on investments in the United States, Canada and Mexico in seven industries, including healthcare....more

One Equity Partners Closes Sixth Private Equity Fund at $1.65 billion

by McGuireWoods LLP on

One Equity Partners has announced it completed fundraising for its sixth PE fund, One Equity Partners VI. The fund has total capital commitments of $1.65 billion, which the firm says surpassed its target....more

Bridging Valuation Gaps and Other Barriers to M&A in the UK North Sea

Chrysoar, a little known oil company, backed by U.S. private equity (PE) firm EIG Partners, made headlines this week when it purchased $3.8 billion of North Sea assets from Shell. The sale comprises more than half of Shell’s...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2017 Edition: Use by Private Equity Funds of Subscription Credit Facilities as a Form of...

by Dechert LLP on

Subscription credit facilities, or subscription lines, are typically revolving credit facilities secured on the capital commitments of investors. Interest rates on subscription lines are often similar to those for first lien...more

Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part IV)

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This column is the final segment of a multi-part series published in 2016 highlighting some of the more active private equity investors in the healthcare and life science space. These investors are primarily funds that focus...more

Going the Distance: The Expanding Lifecycles of Private Equity Funds

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The lifecycles of private equity (PE) funds are lengthening as managers continue to seek longer fundraising periods. This is due to a number of factors, including increases in due diligence and holding periods for investments...more

Fund Restructurings: How to Navigate a Conflict-Rich Environment

The number of private equity fund restructurings is likely to rise in the coming years. The current economic expansion will inevitably come to an end (at 87 months and counting, this expansion is already the third longest...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Warburg Pincus Invests in Intelligent Medical Objects

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Intelligent Medical Objects has announced it has received a capital growth investment from funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus. Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), based in Northbrook, Ill., develops medical terminology...more

DOJ and SEC Deliver Body Blow to Private Equity and Hedge Funds: Och-Ziff Settles FCPA Violations for $412 Million (Part I)

by Michael Volkov on

The Justice Department and the Securities Exchange Commission delivered a powerful FCPA enforcement message to private equity and hedge funds. Och-Ziff settled with the DOJ and SEC for total penalties of $412 million....more

Mass. District Court Holds Private Equity Funds Liable for a Portfolio Entity’s Pension Benefits

by Mintz Levin on

The Private Equity Practice has been getting an increasing number of calls related to the decision made earlier this spring (Sun Capital Partners III, LP v. New Eng. Teamsters & Trucking Indus. Pension Fund, 2016 US Dist....more

SEC Continues to Target Private Equity Firms, Entering Into $52 Million Settlement with Apollo Global Management

On August 23, 2016, the SEC entered into a settlement that reflects a continuation of its recent trend of increasingly active pursuit of private equity firms, particularly for failing to disclose conflicts of interests and...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Summer 2016 Edition: Estate Planning Opportunities with Interests in Private Equity Funds

by Dechert LLP on

Typically, the sponsors of private equity funds are focused on the fundraising process and the initial launch of the fund, and little attention is devoted to the estate planning opportunities that may be best exploited at the...more

SEC sanctions private equity fund adviser for acting as an unregistered broker

by DLA Piper on

On June 1, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a press release announcing that a private equity fund advisory firm and its owner have agreed to pay more than $3.1 million to settle charges that included...more

Leonard Green & Partners Close $9.6B PE Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Leonard Green & Partners has announced it has closed the firm’s seventh PE investment fund with committed capital of $9.6 billion....more

Private equity in Italy: market and regulatory overview

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

How do private equity funds typically obtain their funding? Private equity funds continued to have a diverse investor base in 2015. Although with a significant decrease from the 2014 figure of 68%, about 48% of the...more

Council Capital Closes Third Healthcare Private Equity Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Council Capital has announced it has closed its third PE fund, Council Capital III, LP. Council Capital, based in Nashville, is a healthcare PE firm with approximately $300 million of capital under management....more

FERC Confirms Regulatory Immunities for Private Equity Investors and Funds

by Morgan Lewis on

Passive limited partner investors in private equity funds that make FERC-regulated investments are not themselves subject to FERC’s corporate regulatory regime. Those that own interests in businesses that sell...more

BEPS Projects Final Report: Issues for the Investment Funds Sector

by Allen & Overy LLP on

We have considered the final reports from the perspective of a typical private investment fund that focuses on illiquid assets such as private equity, infrastructure or real estate. Some of the reports contain proposals that,...more

SEC Charges Private Equity Firm and Four Executives with Failing to Disclose Conflicts of Interest

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On November 3, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had reached a settlement with Fenway Partners, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, and several of the firm's executives (the...more

Proposed rules under section 707 governing disguised compensation for services

by Dentons on

The proposed Department of Treasury regulations under IRC section 707(a)(2)(A) set forth standards to determine when a payment arrangement to a partner shall be treated as disguised compensation. Section 707(a) generally...more

SEC Chair White Complains of Poor Hedge Fund and Private Equity Practices

SEC Chair Mary Jo White recently delivered pointed remarks to a conference attended by hedge fund and private equity advisors. One portion of her remarks was directed at operational risks of private funds, such as...more

SEC Begins Publishing Statistics on Hedge Funds and Private Equity Advisors

The SEC published a report that provides private fund industry statistics and trends, reflecting aggregated data reported by private fund advisers on Form ADV and Form PF. Most of the data in the more than 50 separate tables...more

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