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Africa Focus: Spring 2018: Exiting African PE investments - While IPOs remain scarce, other promising exit strategies are gaining...

by White & Case LLP on

Historically, one of the key concerns of LPs regarding African private equity has been the number and quality of available exit routes. Illiquid domestic exchanges as well as political and foreign exchange risk have all...more

Leading Private Equity Firms That Invest in Healthcare (Part VI)

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Throughout 2016 and 2017, we published a multi-part series highlighting leading private equity funds in healthcare. This publication is Part VI in that series. These investors are primarily funds that focus largely on...more

Private equity investments

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Neill Jakobe, Ropes & Gray private equity partner and managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office, discusses some of the key trends impacting private equity investments. --------- Some of the key trends we're seeing in...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Four key trends moving the M&A needle in 2018

by White & Case LLP on

M&A's strategic relevance will ensure transactions continue to close in the face of geopolitical uncertainty. But trends in four areas—taxation, technology, PE, and antitrust—could define the coming year of...more

Private Equity Fund Taxation Post-Tax Reform: What Really Changed?

Congress has passed the tax reform bill, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), and President Trump signed it into law on December 22, 2017. The Act contains wide-ranging changes to the tax law, many of which will...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Pharos Capital Acquires Behavior Care Specialists

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Pharos Capital Group announced it has acquired Behavior Care Specialists. Behavior Care Specialists, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., is an outpatient treatment provider of autism spectrum disorder services in four states:...more

8 Key M&A Trends in 2018 - From Sweeping Tax Changes, to Continued Big Ticket M&A

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

From sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code, to big ticket M&A transactions making headline news – 2017 proved to be an eventful year for M&A dealmakers. As we settle into 2018, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of...more

IPOs: 2017 At A Glance

The infographic below provides a snapshot of the IPO market in 2017. Given the significant number of companies in the IPO queue, we anticipate that the 2018 U.S. IPO market will be quite active....more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Peaks, valleys and plateaus: The US M&A landscape in 2017

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Overall deal value declined in 2017, yet it was higher than all other post-crisis years from 2008 to 2013. HEADLINES - Overall M&A fell 14.3 percent by value compared to 2016, while the number of deals edged ahead by...more

Fintech Deal Landscape to Remain Active in 2018

A wide range of players participated in hundreds of financial technology (fintech) transactions in 2017, and the high level of global M&A and investment activity in fintech is expected to continue this year. Deals included...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Private equity activity reaches a peak

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Record levels of dry powder and intense competition for deals caused buyout volume to reach a record high in 2017, while exit activity is encouraged by high valuations....more

GILTI Rules Particularly Onerous for Non-C Corporation CFC Shareholders

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The recently enacted tax reform legislation significantly expanded the application of Subpart F, including by adding a new inclusion rule for non-routine CFC income, termed “global intangible low-taxed income” (GILTI). The...more

Family Offices Market Intelligence: Developments in Family Offices - Q4 2017

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Family Offices Flourish Around the World - In some sense, family offices have always been around. They were present back in medieval times in England and hundreds of years ago during major dynasties in China—it was just...more

Europe Insights

Despite a year of continued global political uncertainty and increasing enforcement, shareholder activism and foreign investment control activity, the 2018 outlook for Europe is positive overall. Skadden partners in the U.K.,...more

Brexit: Much Discussed, Little Understood

Katja Kaulamo (Frankfurt, capital markets): With structural and political change in Europe in 2017, the European capital markets industry was left in a state of uncertainty pending the final outcome of the Brexit...more

Tax Reform: Key Considerations for M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital Transactions

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”). The Act was ostensibly promoted as a means to encourage investment and to promote growth in the U.S. economy, while reducing harmful...more

Woman in Private Equity to Know: Lorine Pendleton

by McGuireWoods LLP on

McGuireWoods has long been an avid supporter of the advancement of professional women. As part of our initiative seeking to expand the leadership of women in private equity, we are kicking off a year-long effort profiling...more

Tax Reform: Impact on Private Equity and M&A

by Vedder Price on

On December 22, 2017, new tax legislation commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Act represents a major overhaul of the U.S. federal tax system and includes many new provisions,...more

Key terms in UK and US M&A deals

by DLA Piper on

Over the past ten years, it’s not been uncommon for the UK to report a trade surplus with the US, and simultaneously, the US to report a trade surplus with the UK....more

LightBay Capital Raises $615 Million for Debut Fund

by McGuireWoods LLP on

LightBay Capital has announced it has raised $615 for its inaugural private equity fund. The fund, LightBay Investment Partners LP, exceeded its target of $450 million....more

Opportunities for Venture Capital Investments in Singapore in 2018

by Dentons on

Heading into 2018, we look back on several key developments in the legal landscape in the past year that we expect will provide new opportunities for venture capital funds in Singapore. We also share our thoughts on promising...more

What should Private Equity be expecting 2018 to look like?

by Hogan Lovells on

As we kick off the new year, what should PE be expecting 2018 to look like on the deal and fundraising front? As a backdrop, we have the large scale tax reform in the U.S. which should be a spur for doing deals...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: NovaQuest Acquires Viamet Pharmaceuticals

by McGuireWoods LLP on

NovaQuest Capital Management has agreed to acquire Viamet Pharmaceuticals, according to a news release. Viamet, based in Durham, N.C., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and...more

The Effects of Tax Reform on Private Equity

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the most extensive overhaul of the United States tax regime in over thirty years. The new tax law will have a significant impact upon...more

SEC Broadens Enforcement Activity Related to Private Equity Fees and Expenses — And Narrows the Opportunity for Managers to...

by K&L Gates LLP on

On December 21, 2017 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) published a settlement order with TPG Capital Advisors, LLC (“TPG”) arising from insufficient disclosure regarding the acceleration of monitoring...more

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