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UK Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds, Take Note: New PFLP

by McGuireWoods LLP on

From 6 April 2017 a new private fund limited partnership (PFLP) vehicle will be available. Limited partnerships are a commonly used structure for private equity and venture capital funds. The Legislative Reform...more

Singapore Eases Regulatory Regime for VC Funds to Promote Financing for Start-Ups

by Morgan Lewis on

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has proposed a simplification of the authorisation process and regulatory framework for venture capital managers—with the goal of supporting start-ups....more

African Resilience! Private Equity in Africa proves its mettle

by Hogan Lovells on

Despite numerous economic, political and regulatory challenges faced by investors, Private equity in South Africa appears to continue to deliver long term sustainable returns for its stakeholders and has outperformed major...more

The Top Ten Regulatory and Litigation Risks for Private Funds in 2017

Private investment funds and advisers are likely to face new regulatory challenges and increased litigation risks in 2017, not only because of a change in the administration, but also because many advisers have not corrected...more

Alert: Upcoming Regulatory Deadlines and Compliance Checklist for VC and PE Firms

by Cooley LLP on

This alert highlights near-term regulatory deadlines that commonly apply to venture capital and private equity firms. For a more detailed description of regulatory and contractual requirements that commonly apply to venture...more

Pay-to-Play Enforcement Sweep Snares Private Equity and Venture Capital

On January 17, 2017, the SEC announced nine settled enforcement actions for violations of the pay-to-pay rule against private equity, venture capital and hedge fund sponsors. The firms involved agreed to pay monetary...more

Investment Outlook 2017: Deal trends in the GCC

by Hogan Lovells on

When oil prices dropped two years ago, it took a while for the severity and durability of the new oil-price environment to sink in. The response came in 2016: governments focused on cutting expenditure, sending a cascade of...more

DIFC to Launch FinTech Hive

by Morgan Lewis on

The Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) is set to launch the FinTech Hive—an accelerator program for developing financial technology (fintech) start-ups and entrepreneurs—in the first quarter of 2017. The FinTech Hive...more

Open for business – private equity investment in the Vietnamese retail sector

by Hogan Lovells on

Vietnam's retail sector is among the fastest growing in Asia, with increasing disposable incomes, rapid urbanisation, rising living standards and a relatively young consumer base. These factors have, together, fuelled...more

2016 U.S. IPO Market Review

Renaissance Capital reported several record lows in their 2016 Annual Review of the U.S. IPO Market. A total of 105 IPOs were completed in 2016, raising $18.8 billion in proceeds—the lowest activity level since 2009 and the...more

Introduction of limited partnership law in the Kingdom of Bahrain

by DLA Piper on

The Central Bank of Bahrain has recently introduced the Limited Partnership Law (the Law) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The law was passed by Parliament and was published on 4 August 2016 in the Official Gazette....more

US IPO Market Quarterly Review

Renaissance Capital has released its 3Q 2016 Quarterly Review of the US IPO Market. The review reports an improved third quarter with 33 deals completed, raising approximately $6.1 billion. Renaissance attributes the rise in...more

New California Law Mandates Public Disclosure of Private Fund Information

by Goodwin on

A new California law requires public pension and retirement systems to obtain and publicly disclose information about their investments into venture capital, private equity, hedge and absolute return funds. The law appears to...more

Intellectual Property and the Venture-Funded Startup

One of the most commonly used buzzwords by the media and investors is the term “startup,” which is generally used to describe an entrepreneurial venture with the goals of rapid growth and immediate impact on a market....more

Making it big in Asia

by White & Case LLP on

Entrepreneurs dreaming of success in Asia-Pacific have several reasons to be optimistic that their hopes may one day translate into reality. Asia is seeing rapid growth in both output and consumption—creating a promising...more

AMVESINDO and SVCA Announce Formation of ASEAN Venture Council

by Morgan Lewis on

The new regional council will promote the venture capital (VC) industry within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. Backed by some of the most prominent Southeast Asian VC firms, the VC associations...more

Maximizing value in today's brisk healthcare M&A market

by DLA Piper on

A rare confluence of factors is generating great opportunities for private equity and strategic buyers in the healthcare industry. These factors have buyers lining up at the gate, resulting in unprecedented (and often double...more

Proposed changes to the UK Limited Partnership Act 1907

by Reed Smith on

On 23 July 2015, the UK Treasury published a consultation paper and draft Legislation Reform (Limited Partnership) Order 2015 setting out its proposed amendments to the Limited Partnership Act 1907 (LPA 1907). The...more

IPO Market Update

During the second quarter 2016, the IPO market improved with 34 IPOs raising approximately $5.5 billion, according to Renaissance Capital. While activity in the quarter was significantly higher than the first quarter (there...more

Venture Capital Coast to Coast – June 2016

by McGuireWoods LLP on

VC WATCH - Half-Time 2016: A Glass Half-Empty, or Half-Full? After two record years for venture fundraising and investment, the “bears” among us are already planning for the next down-cycle. Recent headlines...more

Do You Know What’s In Your Portfolio Company’s D&O Insurance?

When a venture capital or private equity firm invests in a portfolio company (PC) and places a general partner on the PC’s board, they typically require that the PC agree to defend and indemnify the board member in any...more

Private equity in Italy: market and regulatory overview

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

How do private equity funds typically obtain their funding? Private equity funds continued to have a diverse investor base in 2015. Although with a significant decrease from the 2014 figure of 68%, about 48% of the...more

The Silicon Valley Initiative – unicorns in SEC’s line of sight: action items

by DLA Piper on

SEC Chair Mary Jo White and a delegation of officials from the SEC traveled to Silicon Valley early this spring to deliver a shot across the bow to technology and healthcare businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and their...more

Renaissance reviews the US IPO market in 1Q2016

Renaissance Capital released its 1Q16 US IPO Market Review. The healthcare sector accounted for all eight IPOs completed, which raised approximately $700 million. This has been the slowest quarter for IPOs in the US since...more

2016 M&A Report

by WilmerHale on

Our 2016 M&A Report offers a detailed review of, and outlook for, the global M&A market. Other highlights include a comparison of deal terms in public and private acquisitions; updates on takeover defenses and public company...more

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