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European Fund Finance Market Update

On October 11, 2017, the Fund Finance Association (the “FFA”) hosted its 3rd Annual European Fund Finance Symposium (the “Conference”) at the Landmark Hotel in London. Forty-two market participants sponsored the Conference...more

Investment Management Special Report - 2017-18 Compliance Developments & Calendar for Private Fund Advisers

Introduction - Despite an anticipated de-regulatory push, there are significant new regulatory concerns for investment advisers to address in connection with their annual review of their compliance manuals....more

Dealing with 'Broken-Deal' Expenses: SEC Recent Action Shows Its Continued Focus on Fee and Expense Practices of Fund Managers

by Reed Smith on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has been scrutinizing transparency of fees and expense allocations by fund managers for several years. Such transparency is required of any fund manager in the United States,...more

A Legal and Commercial Checklist for Bankable Solar EPC Contracts: A Developer’s Guide

Large-scale solar development is big business, and solar EPC Contracts are big business by association. In Q2 2017, the U.S. solar market installed 2,387 MWdc, an 8% increase year-over-year, and the largest second quarter...more

SEC Charges Platinum Equity for Misallocation of Broken Deal Expenses

The SEC announced a settled action against Beverly Hills-based investment adviser, Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC, for charging three of its private equity fund clients with about $1.8 million more than it should have in...more

President Trump Blocks Acquisition of US Chipmaker by Chinese- Backed Private Equity Fund Amid CFIUS Concerns

by King & Spalding on

Order sends strong signal that Washington will continue to oppose deals with Chinese acquirers involving technologies with potential military applications. On September 13, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order...more

Africa Focus: Bridging the gap - Sources of funding for infrastructure financing in Africa

by White & Case LLP on

In October 2014, the Africa Development Bank noted that Africa's 'primary task' was to find ways to plug the annual infrastructure funding deficit. It is nearly a decade since they estimated the financing requirement to close...more

An Overview of the Volcker Rule

by K&L Gates LLP on

This practice note provides an overview of the Volcker Rule, which was enacted in 2010 as Section 619 of the comprehensive Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and codified as the new...more

What’s on the Menu for Private Equity Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and Investment Managers

by Hogan Lovells on

In this hoganlovells.com interview, Hogan Lovells partner Michael Szlamkowicz talks about what types of transactions private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, and investment managers are considering and why life sciences...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

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Aug. 4th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending August 4, 2017 is below. An important update on the status of rate parity in the EU leads things off in this week’s Update...more

Global Funding in Sustainable Energy Tops $1 Billion in First Half of 2017

This year is proving to be the year of investing in innovative energy technology. Mercom Capital Group reports that in the first half of 2017, over $1 billion in venture capital and private equity funding has been invested in...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

Funds Talk: August 2017 - ILPA Offers LPs and GPs Guidance on the Use of Subscription Lines of Credit and Alignment of Interests

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) recently released “Subscription Lines of Credit and Alignment of Interests,” a report designed to provide private equity fund limited partners (LPs) guidance regarding...more

Volcker Rule Developments

by Sullivan & Worcester on

At the end of last week, the Fed and the other banking agencies issued an interpretation that applied to investments in certain foreign funds by foreign banking organizations that are subject to the Volcker rule. Such banks...more

Federal Reserve Board Announces Guidelines for Banking Entities Seeking an Extension to Conform Certain “Seeding” Investments in...

On July 24, 2017, the Federal Reserve Board “announced guidelines for banking entities seeking an extension to conform certain ‘seeding’ investments in hedge funds or private equity funds (‘covered funds‘) to the requirements...more

Howey Got Here: SEC Issues Guidance on Token Offerings

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Howey test lives on—now in a lesson in what not to do when it comes to token offerings. Token offerings, also known as “initial token offerings,” “token launches,” “token sales,” “initial coin offerings,” or “ICOs,”...more

Family Office Series, Part IV: Family Office Trends

In the previous posts in our Family Office Series, we have examined, among other topics, how family offices are structured and the pros and cons of forming a family office....more

PRI’s Private Equity Terms Guidance Focuses on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Factors

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 13 July 2017, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) launched guidance on incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) provisions in private equity fund terms. The publication, Incorporating Responsible...more

Focus Healthcare Partners Closes $312 Million PE Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Focus Healthcare Partners has announced the closing of its first discretionary private equity fund with $312 million. Focus Senior Housing Fund I LP will target senior housing properties across the continental United...more

Asia-Pacific Fund Finance Market Update

On June 19, 2017, the Fund Finance Association (the “FFA”) hosted the inaugural Asia-Pacific Fund Finance Symposium at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong (the “Conference”). Twenty different market participants sponsored...more

Independent Sponsors: How to Leverage This Valuable Channel for Transactions

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In an ultra-competitive deal market, investors continually look for attractive opportunities to deploy additional capital. While “independent sponsors” have been around for many years, the number of independent sponsors is at...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Harvest Partners Acquires EyeCare Services Partners Holdings

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Harvest Partners has announced it has acquired the majority ownership interest in EyeCare Services Partners Holdings from Varsity Healthcare Partners. Harvest Partners, based in New York, is a PE firm investing in...more

Korea Newsletter - May 2017

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Recent Representative Matters and News - ACUSHNET IPO - McDermott represented Korean private equity funds Mirae Asset Private Equity Partners Fund VII, Neoplux No.1 Private Equity Fund, and Woori Blackstone Korea...more

Energy Newsletter - April 2017

by King & Spalding on

Navigating Private Equity Fund Limitations for Energy Infrastructure-Focused Investments - Energy infrastructure funds have emerged as a class of funds that offer investors the potential for long-term stable returns, as...more

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