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Europe's Growing Influence In The Global Tech Ecosystem

The 2017 "State of European Tech Report," predicts that Europe is the strongest it has ever been and will see record investments this year. The report, now in its third year, prepared by Atomico in collaboration with Slush...more

An update on China’s control over outbound investments and remittance

by Allen & Overy LLP on

On August 18, 2017, the State Council of China issued a notice forwarding the Guiding Opinions on Further Guiding and Regulating the Direction of Outbound Investments (the Guiding Opinions) as jointly drafted by the National...more

EIB and European Commission Launches Advisory Service to Help Cities Plan Investments

On November 28, 2017, the European Investment Bank (“EIB“) and the European Commission launched UBRIS (for “Urban Investment Support“), an urban advisory service with the goal of assisting cities in member states in accessing...more

SEC Investor Advisory Committee Discusses Blockchain’s Effect on Markets

The effect of Bitcoin on securities markets and enhanced measures related to retail investors were the focus at the October meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee (Committee)....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 as it outperformed ALSI TRI,...more

Corporate Venture Capital: Variations on a Theme (5 Key Terms)

by Hogan Lovells on

We have seen increasing interest in venture capital investments by corporate investors (as compared to traditional investment funds) in recent years, especially as new technologies appear poised to dramatically impact, or are...more

Budget Announcement to Affect Offshore Investment in UK Real Estate

by Reed Smith on

In Philip Hammond’s budget announcement on 22nd November 2017, he announced a measure which has a significant adverse impact on the UK real estate sector. In particular, it limits the future tax benefits of using an offshore...more

GI Partners Closes Fifth Fund With $2.7 Billion

by McGuireWoods LLP on

GI Partners has announced the closing of its fifth fund, Fund V. It was oversubscribed at its hard cap of $2.7 billion, surpassing the target of $2.3 billion....more

Investment Services Regulatory Update - November 2017

by Vedder Price on

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - SEC STAFF GUIDANCE AND ALERTS - SEC Staff Issues No-Action Letters to Facilitate Cross-Border Compliance with the Research “Unbundling” Provisions of the European...more

The Four Stages of the Compliance Investment Cycle

by NAVEX Global on

When you’ve been in compliance for a few years, you begin to notice a trend. Investment in compliance and ethics programs comes in waves, and it can be incredibly helpful to your sanity if you recognize that like many...more

Impact Finance

Impact Finance—investment with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return—is a large and growing global market. According to the Global Impact Investing Network‘s Annual Impact...more

Blog: Q3 2017 Quarterly VC Update: Lauren Loktev on the State of Venture Capital Investing

by Cooley LLP on

In conjunction with our Q3 Venture Financing Report, I sat down with Lauren Loktev from Collaborative Fund to get her take on the current state of venture capital investing....more

Top Five Takeaways from Hogan Lovells Sovereign Investment Conference and a Tax List

by Hogan Lovells on

On 26 October, Hogan Lovells hosted its inaugural Sovereign Investor Conference where investment professionals as well as deal and regulatory lawyers discussed the key issues facing government-sponsored investors. Topics they...more

Serving as a trustee: What is the job description?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

You may have had conversations with family members about whether you would be willing to serve as a trustee of a trust for the children of a family member, particularly in the event that both parents should die while the...more

South Africa is open for business…but is anyone buying?

by Hogan Lovells on

If you read any good South African business or financial news publication, I would wager that you will stumble upon an article which reads something like – "local and foreign investors hoarding cash in their banks...more

PPP Canada Phased Out Pending Launch of Canada Infrastructure Bank

by Nossaman LLP on

The Canadian government is taking a new approach to P3s. By the end of 2017, PPP Canada will have ceased operations, and the Canada Infrastructure Bank (the “CIB”) will be launched....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

More on the Saudi crackdown initiated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the weekend, including the government’s move to confiscate and freeze more than $800 billion in assets from the detailed princes and other...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Breakingviews is raising an eyebrow at the news from yesterday about Broadcom’s unsolicited $105 billion offer for Qualcomm [the largest-ever proposed tech deal], especially in light of the “mountain of debt” Broadcom would...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: NRD Capital Invests in FundRX

by McGuireWoods LLP on

NRD Capital Management has announced a growth capital investment in FundRx. The investment was made through NRD’s affiliate NRD Healthcare Solutions....more

Colorado Court of Appeals Rules Out-of-State Holding Company Cannot Be Forcibly Included in a Colorado Combined Return

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Colorado Court of Appeals, affirming a decision of the Denver District Court, has held that the Colorado Department of Revenue cannot forcibly combine a corporation’s subsidiary, a holding company that derived its income...more

Key Takeaways From the McGuireWoods Independent Sponsor Conference

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Oct. 5, McGuireWoods hosted its inaugural Independent Sponsor Conference in Dallas, attended by more than 300 independent sponsors and capital providers from more than 30 U.S. states. At the conference — the largest of its...more

Blue Wolf Capital Closes New Fund at $540 Million

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Blue Wolf Capital Partners has announced it has closed its fourth fund (Blue Wolf Capital Fund IV) with $540 million in total equity commitments....more

Private equity funds and Chinese corporates – a more level playing field?

by Hogan Lovells on

In the competition for Chinese investment opportunities, private equity funds have, in recent years, often been priced out of headlining M&A deals by strategic corporate buyers with deep pockets and aggressive global...more

Market Participants, Beware: New CFTC Authority to Police Underlying Commodity Markets Sounds Alarms Beyond Digital Currency...

by Kobre & Kim on

Last month, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed its first ever anti-fraud action targeting bitcoin trading. In CFTC v. Gelfman, the CFTC charged a company and its founder with fraudulently soliciting...more

SEC No Action Letter Regarding Investments in Credit Risk Transfer Securities

On October 16, the SEC Division of Investment Management granted no-action relief in response to a request by Orrick on behalf of Redwood Trust. The Redwood request and the SEC staff response impact the way in which...more

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