Private Equity Fees and Expenses
Private Equity's Inversion Excursion: Pepper Hamilton Talks Tax With the Deal
A Focus on Energy: M&A Trends in the Energy Sector
Strengthening Companies: Operational Improvement Trends
The Deal Video: Pepper Hamilton's Ed Dartley Talks Valuations
New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters
New Manager Forum Panel II – Launch Issues
New Manager Forum Panel I - Critical Pre-launch Considerations
The 2013 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
The Building Blocks of a Technology Deal
Spencer Klein Talks M&A with Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Buying and Selling Businesses in Today's Economy, Stephen Opler
NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform
Baseball Analogy Catches Differences in Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Theories
A summary of a private equity firm’s compliance obligations, a discussion of notable developments in 2014 and highlights of the SEC’s examination priorities for 2015.
US federal laws and regulations, as well as the...more
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
In a number of transactions in the UK mid-market in which we have been involved recently, we have noted a departure from the traditional private equity buy-out model, whereby the sponsor acquires 100% of the target and...more
2014 was a great year for startups seeking funding. Two of the leading reporting companies, PitchBook and CB Insights, report similar trends (both of these reports focus on funding by traditional financial venture...more
While activity in the traditional bank M&A market remained tepid, transactions involving nonbank specialty finance companies attracted strong interest from the private equity community and strategic buyers alike in 2014. ...more
Recent efforts by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to bring concentrated regulatory attention to investment managers sharpened over the past year to include a particular focus on the private equity and hedge fund...more
Global M&A activity jumped in 2014, with over 40,000 tracked transactions totaling approximately $3.5 trillion in value. This represents the biggest year for M&A since 2007, the last year before the impact of the global...more
Recent U.S. Cases Highlight Liability Risks to Executives in Mining, Heavy Industrial Transactions -
Historically, corporate executives rarely faced personal or criminal liability resulting from mining or environmental...more
Pepper Hamilton LLP, a multi-practice law firm that represents private equity clients throughout the life cycle of an investment fund, recently partnered with PEF Services and PEI to conduct a survey of 104 U.S. alternative...more
In this Report:
- Key Findings
- Industry Trends – Hospitals
- Industry Trends – Physician Practices
- Government/Regulatory – Ohio
- Government/Regulatory – U.S.
While most of the private equity and public offering activity of franchise companies focuses on franchise brands and systems, every now and then a large, multi-unit franchisee will go public or seek private equity financing....more
Vascular Dynamics, headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., provides minimally invasive solutions for the treatment of refractive or resistant hypertension....more
THE CAYMAN EXEMPTED LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (ELP) has, since its creation in 1991, established itself as an effective, enduring and widely used offshore funds vehicle particularly in the closed ended private ...more
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
1. The market is trending toward consolidation. According to an October 2011 study from Moss-Adams, there has been a doubling of mergers, acquisitions and private equity investments in specialty physician practices between...more
While private equity activity continued in strength in 2014, franchisors also launched initial public offerings (IPOs) in the last year. Recent IPOs of franchise companies include the following:
?Habit Restaurants Inc....more
How To Use This Guide:
Private Equity and Venture Capital in Europe -
Finance in Europe has been the subject of a wide range of new regulation since the onset of the economic downturn in 2007- 08. Increased...more
On December 18, the Federal Reserve Board announced that it has acted under Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly known as the Volcker Rule, to give banking entities until July...more
Canadian M&A activity increased notably in 2014, reflecting the strengthening of the global economy, particularly in the U.S. The total value of Canadian announced deals to date (all numbers as of December 1, 2014) has been...more
In the last year, private equity continued to play an important role in franchising. Private equity offers a franchisor with a growing franchise system a promising pathway to rapid growth. An investment group can assist a...more
At the recent Columbia Law School Conference, “Hot Topics: Leading Current Issues in Securities Regulation and Enforcement,” SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein’s keynote address focused on a number of transparency and disclosure...more
Think supply chain. Think franchisor. Think private equity.
For all these types of businesses, the rules of the game are changing.
For a host of reasons – among them cost, efficiency, liability and risk...more
In this issue:
- Private equity soundbite – Considering growth funding?
- Tax update – The evolution of French tax treatment of management packages
- Transaction highlights – Recent deals across our...more
The public scrutiny on private equity fund sponsors has continued to intensify this month, evidenced by at least three recent events.
First, the government announced that it was probing performance figures at private...more
Amber Dolman and Robert Bishop came to Goodwin Procter in much the same way: Both started at the firm right out of law school, after having worked there as summer associates. While Bishop began in the REIT practice, he soon...more
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