Private Equity Due Diligence

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Inside M&A - Winter 2015

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

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

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

Global Private Equity Outlook

In this report: - Introduction - Overview - Deal Process - Portfolio Strategies - Cross-Border Dealmaking - Exits - Fundraising - Conclusion - Private Equity...more

Strengthening Companies: Operational Improvement Trends  [Video]

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

SEC Issues Risk Alert on Investment Advisers’ Due Diligence Processes for Selecting Alternative Investments

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a risk alert on January 28 regarding the due diligence practices of investment advisers when they recommend or place...more

Key Differences Between European and US Private Equity Transactions

Munich-based partner Jörg Kirchner and NY-based partner Eli Hunt discuss four key ways that private equty transactions in European and the US tend to differ. Kirchner, a Global Co-chair of Latham & Watkins’ Corporate...more

Private Equity Activity in Contract Research Organizations: Recent Deals and Key Issues for Consideration

While the contract research industry has become increasingly attractive to private equity investors seeking growth opportunities and stable cash flow, investors and acquirers should not lose sight of the importance of...more

Buying and Selling Businesses in Today's Economy, Stephen Opler  [Video]

Now is a great time to sell a business. Nearly 4,800 private equity firms are looking to invest $1 trillion in business acquisitions, and the loan market is returning to re-recession levels. ...more

Non-Compete and Trade Secret Review for February 2013

February 2013 was an active month in the world of non-competes and trade secrets, and if we read the tea leaves, it looks like things are only going to get busier. Before I recap some of February's highlights and direct you...more

Hidden Due Diligence Risk In Mergers, Acquisitions And Investments: Independent Contractor Misclassification Oftentimes Overlooked...

Many due diligence reviews in mergers, acquisitions and investments have ignored the issue of independent contractor (IC) misclassification liability. This is a difficult exposure to identify unless the legal team digs below...more

Private Equity Newsletter - Fall/Winter 2012 Edition: Negotiating Private Equity and M&A Deals in the Middle East

After a number of ebullient years of activity until late 2007, the Middle Eastern private equity industry is facing new challenges as fund-raising is getting tougher and investors across the board have become more demanding....more

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