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Mexico Ministry of Energy Releases Management Terms for Independent Power Producers

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Under Mexico's Energy Reform of 2013, the power market opened for private investment sector-wide. However, the Federal Electricity Commission, or Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), is still in charge for supplying basic...more

Why are more companies staying private?

Because they can…. This was the conclusion of the discussion at the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies earlier in the week. The Committee discussed statistics relating to the number of companies that are...more

Reporting by private funds on Treasury Form SHC

by DLA Piper on

Every five years, the Department of the Treasury conducts a benchmark survey on the ownership of foreign securities by US residents. This data is collected on Form SHC and is next due on March 3, 2017, covering relevant...more

New Markets Tax Credits – the Best Kept Secret in Financing Public Projects

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Right before Thanksgiving 2016, the federal government announced the release of $7 billion of tax credits aimed at spurring private equity investment into projects in low income communities. Administered through the U.S....more

UK Government to Update Limited Partnership Rules for Private Investment Funds

by Morgan Lewis on

New legislation will introduce more flexible regime for limited partnerships. Legislation to maintain the United Kingdom’s competitive position in private investment funds has been laid before Parliament this month...more

PIPE Transactions

In a year of significant volatility, it is not surprising that there was increased reliance on PIPE (private investment in public equity) transactions. Traditionally, PIPE transactions have provided a useful capital-raising...more

2016 Proskauer Annual Review and Outlook for Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and Other Private Funds

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

This special report provides a summary of some of the significant changes and developments that occurred in the past year in the private equity and hedge funds space, as well as certain recommended practices that investment...more

West Coast Real Estate Update: November 2016 #1

by Holland & Knight LLP on

New Study Finds $6.7 Billion of Private Investment Along Foothill Gold Line - According to a new study, the extension of the light rail line east of Los Angeles, known as the Foothill Gold Line, has attracted billions...more

Mining in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — An Overview

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Sector Profile - Covering two million square km, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest country by landmass in the Middle East and the 13th largest in the world. The Kingdom’s geology gives it an abundance of natural...more

New California Law Requires Increased Private Fund Fee and Expense Disclosure

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Recent state legislative developments in California will require disclosure of certain information by private investment fund managers, primarily in the area of fees and expenses incurred by state and local pension and...more

Mass. District Court Holds Private Equity Funds Liable for a Portfolio Entity’s Pension Benefits

by Mintz Levin on

The Private Equity Practice has been getting an increasing number of calls related to the decision made earlier this spring (Sun Capital Partners III, LP v. New Eng. Teamsters & Trucking Indus. Pension Fund, 2016 US Dist....more

Private Investment Fund Managers and Other Investment Advisers May Be Affected by the U.S. Department of Labor’s New Fiduciary...

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On April 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its highly anticipated final rule addressing when a person is considered to be a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the...more

SEC Applies Advisers Act Provisions to Nonadvisor Fund Service Providers

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The SEC continues to expand the scope of responsibilities and standards applicable to gatekeepers. In an application of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Advisers Act) to the actions of a nonadviser fund service...more

Cease and Desist Proceedings Against an Asset Manager for Acting as an Unlicensed Broker-Dealer

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Industry participants are well-advised to review their practices to ensure compliance with the Advisers Act, and the SEC’s and SEC’s Staff’s interpretations of when registration as a broker-dealer is required....more

SEC Sends Warning to General Partners of Funds Receiving Finders’ and Other Fees

On June 1, 2016, the SEC sent a warning to general partners of private investment funds (including private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and leveraged buyout funds) by entering into a settlement agreement...more

The Rise of Social Impact Bonds

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

The social impact bond or pay for success program (“PFS program”) is an alternative private financing model used to test social impact programs before governments step up to finance such programs. In these programs the...more

The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Supply Chain Transparency: The Impact on Private Investment Funds

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is new legislation introduced in the UK with the intention of combatting slavery and human trafficking. Continuing the trend for legislation to have extra-territorial reach, as illustrated by the...more

A Commonsense Explanation of the SEC’s Regulation of Private Investment Funds

The SEC’s regulation of the private investment funds industry has generated significant attention and commentary, as well as a fair amount of hand-wringing. From our perspective as lawyers, however, there is a relatively...more

Steps taken to backstop the Italian Banking System: Atlas fund, NPL state guarantee and insolvency reforms

by White & Case LLP on

On 11 April 2016, the Italian government announced the launch of the Atlante ("Atlas") fund, a private fund which will acquire shares in Italian banks and purchase non-performing loans ("NPLs"). On 15 April 2016, Law...more

Primed for PIPEs

Volatile markets often require issuers to raise capital through PIPE transactions. We have collected data regarding PIPE transactions in the below infographic...more

Obama's Budget Proposals Expand Application of Net Investment Income Tax and Address Carried Interest

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On February 9th, President Obama released his Budget Proposals for 2017 (the "Budget Proposals"). The Budget Proposals include the following proposals that may affect private investment fund managers...more

Legal Trends: Renewable Energy

A recent Clean Energy Canada study concluded that investment in renewable energy in Canada increased at a dramatic rate of 88 per cent from 2013 to 2014, representing an aggregate investment of more than C$10.7-billion in...more

Social Impact Bond Success

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Governments spend billions of dollars annually trying to address social problems. Most of these funds are not spent on prevention of such problems, and when they are spent on prevention, it can be challenging to find...more

Commerce Department Survey of Financial Services Transactions with Foreign Persons Due November 1, 2015

by Goodwin on

The Commerce Department’s BE-180 Survey of Financial Services Transactions is a mandatory benchmark survey conducted every five years and administered by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (the “BEA”). Reports are required by...more

PE Firms: Prepare for the BEA’s Upcoming BE-180 Survey

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Private equity firms may be subject to new mandatory BEA reporting requirements with respect to their cross-border financial services transactions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the US Department of Commerce...more

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