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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

Private Equity and Other Carried Interest Funds – Federal Tax Policy Tip Sheet: Issue 4

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The House of Representatives on Nov. 16, 2017, voted on and passed their tax reform bill, along party lines (227-205). Passage was expected in the House, where the GOP hold a significant enough majority needed to move the...more

Proposed tax legislation affecting private equity

by Dentons on

As you may be aware, on November 2 the House of Representatives introduced a comprehensive tax reform bill that could affect private equity sponsors, investors and portfolio companies. On November 9, the Senate Finance...more

Five Key Takeaways on Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Food and beverage mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising activity remain steady due to the appeal of the industry’s stability and the continued demand for these types of deals. McGuireWoods’ food and beverage and...more

Family Offices Market Intelligence: Developments in Family Offices - Q3

by Benesch on

The ultra-wealthy are allocating more of their money to equities and less to hedge funds and real estate this year, a survey of family offices published on Wednesday found. Equities accounted for 27.1 percent of the average...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Silver Oak Acquires Caring People

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Silver Oak Services Partners has announced it will acquire Caring People. Silver Oak, based in Evanston, Ill., is a lower middle-market private equity firm. ...more

Lessons for Private Equity Shareholders and Merging Parties from the FTC’s Challenge of Red Ventures/Bankrate

by Goodwin on

The Federal Trade Commission recently challenged Red Ventures’ proposed $1.4 billion acquisition of Bankrate, alleging it would lessen competition in the market for third-party paid referral services for senior living...more

Private Equity and Other Carried Interest Funds – Federal Tax Policy Tip Sheet: Issue 3

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Top Line - The House Ways and Means Committee completed its marathon "markup" of the tax-reform bill this week, paving the way for a floor vote on the measure as soon as next week....more

Food for Thought, part 5

Below, a continuation of our bibliography of thought-provoking articles on issues related to right-sizing regulation, staying private versus going public, and related topics...more

The FTC’s Challenge of Red Ventures–Bankrate: Antitrust Risks in Deals Backed by Private Equity Minority Shareholders

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On November 3, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint challenging Red Ventures’ proposed acquisition of Bankrate. The FTC alleged that the deal likely would have lessened competition in the market for...more

Private Equity and Other Carried Interest Funds – Federal Tax Policy Tip Sheet: Issue 2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

House GOP leaders on Thursday, Nov. 2, released their anticipated tax-reform proposal. Entitled the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," the House Bill includes several proposed changes to the corporate and individual tax system....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

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

Pensions Hazard for PE Buyers on Carve-Out Deals

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Corporate carve-outs have become increasingly popular in recent years, as buyout firms scour the market for primary deals. In an environment in which the UK Pensions Regulator (the Regulator) is becoming more active, in our...more

Individual Accountability for PE Executives Continues to Increase Under Legal and Regulatory Changes

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Corporate accountability has been a key focus for UK legislators and regulators since the credit crisis, as authorities have taken action against corporate failings. In our view, this focus is evolving to emphasise individual...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: PE-Backed Invo Healthcare Acquires Autism Home Support Services

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Invo Healthcare has announced it has acquired Autism Home Support Services. Autism Home Support Services, based in Northbrook, Ill., is a provider of home- and center-based applied behavioral analysis therapy to children...more

PE in Indonesia – a vibrant market

by Hogan Lovells on

Indonesia is gaining popularity among both regional and international private equity funds. Demographics and economic forces increasingly portray Indonesia as a 'must-be-in' market....more

More on the U.S. IPO Market

As previously reported, the U.S. markets have experienced a 35% year-over-year increase in volume, with 111 IPOs completed in the first nine months of 2017, raising $26.5 billion. A recent PwC report noted that the pharma...more

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Express Scripts to Acquire PE-Backed eviCore for $3.6 Billion

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Express Scripts will acquire eviCore healthcare for $3.6 billion from investors including General Atlantic, TA Associates and Ridgemont Equity Partners, according to a news release....more

Economic Nationalism Set to Impact M&A Transaction Approvals Across Europe

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Growing economic nationalism is threatening to impact M&A across Europe, as governments and regulators take an increasing interest in “foreign” acquisitions of nationally important companies in the name of national security....more

Steering the course – navigating bribery and corruption risk in private equity investments: Part 3

by Hogan Lovells on

Identifying Bribery and Corruption risk in the context of private equity investments (and M&A more generally) is key to ensuring the value of an acquisition. Companies will busy themselves with due diligence on tax,...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Fall 2017 Edition: The DOL's Fiduciary Rule and Sales/Marketing Activities

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Department of Labor on April 6, 2016 released the final version of its “investment advice” regulation and accompanying prohibited transaction exemptions (collectively, the “Final Rule”), a highly-anticipated...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Fall 2017 Edition: Update: Purchase Price Adjustment Disputes: Drafters Continue to Beware

by Dechert LLP on

In the Spring 2017 edition of Dechert’s Global Private Equity Newsletter, we reviewed the Delaware Court of Chancery’s decision in Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. v. Westinghouse Electric Company LLC and WSW Acquisition...more

Early Partial Exits Pose Opportunities and Challenges for Private Equity

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The exit environment recently ranked as the second greatest challenge facing global PE fund managers, according to Preqin’s H1 2017 Outlook report. As buyout firms weigh an uncertain exit outlook, they are increasingly...more

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