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PRI’s Private Equity Terms Guidance Focuses on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Factors

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 13 July 2017, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) launched guidance on incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) provisions in private equity fund terms. The publication, Incorporating Responsible...more

Modernisation of UK limited partnership legislation: private investment funds

by Dentons on

A new form of limited partnership, the private fund limited partnership (PFLP), has been introduced in the UK from 6 April 2017. This follows industry lobbying to modernise UK limited partnership law and preserve the UK...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

UK Government to Update Limited Partnership Rules for Private Investment Funds

by Morgan Lewis on

New legislation will introduce more flexible regime for limited partnerships. Legislation to maintain the United Kingdom’s competitive position in private investment funds has been laid before Parliament this month...more

Brexit – what can private equity funds do to hedge against sterling risk?

by Reed Smith on

We have seen a dramatic increase in interest in hedging FX risk related to investments by private equity funds. The precipitous decline in the value of sterling has caused complications for funds which are in the process...more

Blog: What US PE / VC Funds, Fund Managers, & Fund Investors Need To Know About The UK’s “People With Significant Control...

by Cooley LLP on

US-domiciled PE / VC funds often invest in European companies. Most fund managers know that, if they’re subject to the AIFMD, they might have to tell the European regulator(s) about these investments. It’s less well known...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

Summer Budget 2015––Carried Interest: Abolition of Base Cost Shift

On July 8, the Right Honourable George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, introduced measures in his Summer Budget to abolish what is commonly known as the “base cost shift” as applied to sums received by individuals...more

Private equity transactions in the UK: the essential differences from the US market

by Dentons on

A US private equity fund seeking to acquire a target in the UK will soon notice a number of differences from the US market. It is important to be aware of these differences if you are competing against UK private equity...more

Private Equity Tax Alert - What might the General Election bring

by DLA Piper on

As we enter the run-up to the General Election in May, private equity funds and their managers might want to consider what the possible tax implications of a new Government might be both for the managers of their portfolio...more

Recap and Update: AIFM Directive for US Private Fund Managers

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

Now that three months have passed since the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive became binding law in all European Union jurisdictions, US private fund managers (whether hedge funds, private equity funds or...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2013: UK Autumn Statement Brings Mixed Blessings

by Dechert LLP on

This year’s Autumn Statement delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in Parliament on 5 December 2013, and the subsequent draft Finance Bill and H.M. Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and H.M. Treasury press releases of 10...more

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