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Snap Judgment: Unicorns Under Pressure and Addressing Risks of Private Lawsuits

The recent IPOs of Snap, Inc. and Blue Apron indicate that while the IPO pipeline continues to flow, there may be a cautionary tale for “unicorns” – venture-backed companies with estimated valuations in excess of $1 billion....more

Senior Managers and Certification Regime 2018 Extension: FCA Consults

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The Financial Conduct Authority has published a Consultation Paper containing its proposals to expand the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to all FSMA-authorised firms; the window for providing comments to the FCA...more

Africa Focus: Private equity in Africa - Emerging trends

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Private equity in Africa has come a long way since the early 1990s, which saw development financial institutions (DFIs) investing in government-initiated development projects across the continent. During that period, such...more

The Difference Between Venture Capital And Private Equity (And How Star Wars And Star Trek Will Help You Remember Them).

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Quick quiz:- If your startup is seeking investors, will you have more success with private equity or venture capital firms? How about when you’re looking to sell that company? ...more

Dealmaking in an uncertain economy: Preparing the ground

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Josh Lerner of Harvard Business School on private equity's knack for navigating uncertainty - Every day investors face risks of all kinds in the pursuit of returns, from the political to the economic, from changing...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Levine Leichtman Acquires Capsa Healthcare

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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has announced its acquisition of Capsa Healthcare. Capsa, based in Portland, Ore., is provider of mobile workstations, medication management products and pharmacy automation...more

Dealmaking in an uncertain economy: Currency risk: Here to stay

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Tom Speechley, Partner at The Abraaj Group, examines how private equity GPs are managing the associated risks of currency volatility in emerging markets There is no doubt that currency volatility has been one of the major...more

Dealmaking in an uncertain economy: To hedge, or not to hedge?

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David Fann, President and CEO, TorreyCove Capital Partners outlines some possible options for currency risk management within a private equity portfolio....more

Independent Sponsors: A Critical and Evolving Deal Flow Channel

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Over the past decade, the independent sponsor model has become increasingly prevalent in the lower middle market, with investors interested in private companies actively seeking to coinvest with prominent or promising...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Pouschine Cook Acquires Southern Dental Alliance

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Pouschine Cook Capital Management has announced its acquisition of Southern Dental Alliance. Southern Dental Alliance (SDA), based in Kennesaw, Ga., is a dental services organization providing business support services to...more

Private Equity Investments in Health Care Practices

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Private equity funds are generally prohibited from owning entities that employ licensed professionals and may not invest directly in medical or dental practices in many states because of laws that prohibit the corporate...more

Private Equity Firms Eye Medical And Dental Practices For Acquisition

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Private equity firms have recently been deploying capital to purchase medical and dental practices. The typical transaction would involve the purchase of multiple practices and the establishment of a management company....more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Cagan McAfee and Myles Sherman Acquire Minimally Invasive Devices

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Cagan McAfee Capital Partners and Myles Sherman have jointly acquired of Minimally Invasive Devices (MID), according to a news release. MID, which has changed its name to FloShield, is based in Columbus, Ohio....more

Cornerstone Advisory Q&A with Mike Gill

Wealth Management had the opportunity to interview Mike Gill, Portfolio Manager, and the investment committee of Cornerstone Advisory....more

No Payday for Objecting Stockholders as Delaware Supreme Court Reverses Appraisal Ruling

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The Delaware Supreme Court recently reversed a Delaware Chancery Court's finding that a private equity buyer had underpaid in connection with its acquisition of payday lending firm DFC Global Corporation....more

Co-Investment: How Private Equity Firms Can Protect Themselves and Still Make Their Investors Happy

by BakerHostetler on

Co-investment is a major topic in the private equity industry these days. General partners of private equity funds are faced with more and more demand from investors for co-investment opportunities or, at a minimum, the...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Ares Management PE Group Invests $1.45 Billion in DuPage Medical Group

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DuPage Medical Group has closed a strategic partnership with funds managed by the private equity group of Ares Management, according to a press release. The $1.45 billion transaction closed August 15....more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: KKR to Acquire Covenant Surgical Partners

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KKR will acquire Covenant Surgical Partners from several firms which share ownership of the company, according to a press release. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) & Co., based in New York, considers investments in all...more

Securities Rules for Private Equity Financings

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In order to sell securities (notes, common stock, preferred stock, membership interests in an LLC), a company must either register the sale under federal and state securities laws or find an exemption from such registration...more

Health Care Market Intelligence Private Equity Summary Report - July 2017

by Benesch on

A Look Back at the First Half of 2017... At the midpoint of 2017, deal data suggests deal volume (both PE and M&A) continues to trend downward – a trend that started in 2016 – however, despite this, deal values are...more

Bow River Capital Partners Closes $262 Million Private Equity Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Bow River Capital Partners has announced it has closed its fourth buyout fund at $262 million. The firm said it will use the “2017 Fund” to invest in lower-middle-market companies in healthcare and other sectors....more

Further Clarification from Delaware Supreme Court on Deal Price in Statutory Appraisal Actions

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The Delaware Supreme Court offered further guidance this week on the weight to be accorded a negotiated deal price in the context of shareholder appraisal litigation, which of course is important to businesses and counsel...more

Foreign Investment in Australia - Update

by DLA Piper on

Foreign investment is key to Australia’s economic development, and Australia welcomes it. As the fourth largest economy in the dynamic Asia Pacific region, Australia's competitive economy is set for continued expansion -...more

Delaware Supreme Court Decision Addresses Critical "Fair Value" Issues in Appraisal Litigation

On August 1, 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court issued an en banc opinion in DFC Global Corporation v. Muirfield Value Partners, L.P., et al., reversing the Delaware Court of Chancery's decision regarding the fair value of DFC...more

Forging ahead: US M&A H1 2017: Private equity adapts in a seller's market - Buyout firms are exploring new ways to deploy dry...

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US private equity (PE) deal activity recorded a strong first half of 2017 against a mixed M&A backdrop. PE equity buyout value reached US$99.1 billion, up 24.5 percent from the previous US$79.6 billion record achieved in the...more

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