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The Singapore-India Connection: A Robust Past and a Compelling Future

In determining the optimum gateway for investing into India, reliance on industry data may be the most prudent opening gambit. Data released by India's Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion peg Mauritius and Singapore...more

Defying the odds: the rise of European private equity - The recovery and future prospects of the private equity market in Europe

In This Issue: - Back on its feet: the European private equity picture - An uneven recovery: country and sector focus - Infographic: the European private equity picture - The road to recovery: the...more

Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2014 Edition: It is Time for Public to Private Deals in France for PE Funds

With covenant pressure, softness on business plans and uncertainties on market perspectives, mid-cap listed companies are facing increased downward pressure on their stock prices, luring private equity specialists and...more

EB-5 Financing for U.S. Developers and Businesses

Interest in the EB-5 financing program has increased exponentially in the past year and is being explored by many developers and businesses in the United States as an alternative to traditional financing sources....more

Moving Investment Operations to Puerto Rico: Tax Benefits for Hedge Fund and Private Equity Managers

Introduction - While the battles over the extension of the Bush tax cuts raged in Congress in 2012, the Puerto Rican government without much fanfare passed significant tax legislation which has the potential to...more

Recent Decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit May Have Significant Implications for Private Equity Funds

In late July of this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversed a Massachusetts District Court, and in a decision of first impression, held that one of Sun Capital Partner’s private equity funds was liable...more

Quarterly Investment Update - For The Quarter Ending June 30, 2013

Stock Market Commentary - Upward momentum for domestic equities continued into June until "tapering" comments by Ben Bernanke rattled the markets. The S&P 500 suffered its first negative return in several months, down...more

AIFMD Update – German Private Placement Rules

Our Investment Funds group has received an update on the changes to the private placement rules for marketing of alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) in Germany following the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund...more

Renminbi Qualified Foreign Limited Partner: an incremental step toward RMB internationalization in the private equity industry

In a number of incremental steps, the PRC government has been easing restrictions on the cross-border movement of RMB. The latest step for the private equity industry is the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Limited Partner Program...more

Distribution in China – Legal Issues

McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to offer “Distribution in China – Legal Issues*,” a one-stop resource covering distribution in China, including: The business models and legal structures most commonly used for...more

Private Equity: Blindsided by the FCPA — Hedging Against Anti-Corruption Deal Risk

Until a few years ago, private equity firms enjoyed relative insulation from regulatory scrutiny of overseas acquisitions and the operations of multi-national portfolio companies. No longer is that the case. Spurred by the...more

China’s Supreme Court Ruling in Haifu v. Shiheng Changes the Landscape for Value Adjustment Mechanisms in Onshore Private Equity...

The Supreme People’s Court of China (the “Supreme Court”) rendered its final judgment on November 7, 2012, in the Haifu Investment Co., Ltd. v. Gansu Shiheng Nonferrous Resources Recycle Company Limited (“Haifu v. Shiheng”)....more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: Global M&A

M&A activity in 2012 continued to be constrained by uncertain macroeconomic conditions, which have dampened dealmakers’ confidence. Although there were several bright spots in transactional activity, momentum was difficult to...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

Doing Business in Canada: Private Equity

Facing significant and powerful incentives to expend capital and consummate transactions, global private equity investors have had a number of compelling reasons to fix their sights on Canada. On the aggregate, the volume of...more

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