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    • Top MENA risks identified at forum
      Understanding how GPs assess management teams and the corporate governance processes of MENA target companies is critical to fund manager selection, said CDC’s Mark Kenderdine-Davies at a recent industry forum.
      - 27 Sep 13, 11:42am -
    • LPs demand FATCA assurances
      Private equity firms have been revisiting their LPAs to ensure that only non-FATCA compliant LPs get punished by a withholding tax.
      - 26 Sep 13, 7:44am -
    • AXA deal hangs on legal appeal
      AXA Private Equity and Chinese powerhouse Fosun’s takeover of Club Med has been delayed by an appeals court hearing.
      - 25 Sep 13, 7:36am -
    • Vista deal faces legal scrutiny
      Vista Equity Partners’ take-private of Greenway Medical Technologies faces a legal challenge after shareholders launched an investigation into whether or not Greenway’s board sold at the right price.
      - 25 Sep 13, 6:40am -
    • Industry lobbies Reg D proposals
      Tighter rules on general solicitation will do more harm than good for private issuers, the Private Equity Growth Capital Council said in a letter sent to SEC officials.
      - 24 Sep 13, 12:42pm -
    • JAG Shaw creates VC practice
      The law firm hopes the addition of tech specialist Tina Baker (pic) will help it win more business in the venture capital space.
      - 24 Sep 13, 11:36am -
    • KPMG recruits Diamond Castle CFO
      PE Manager tracks third party service providers: iLEVEL launches an iPad app; KPMG makes a series of hires; Kinetic Partners bolsters its regulatory practice; and more
      - 24 Sep 13, 9:11am -
    • The UK's tax conundrum
      It’s too simplistic to call ‘compensating adjustments’ a loophole. But is the industry really well-advised – particularly in the current climate – trying to defend a tax advantage that seems to have arisen by mistake?
      - 23 Sep 13, 8:22pm -
    • Sweden taxman sets sight on next GP target
      Swedish tax agency Skatteverket is intensifying its scrutiny of private equity firms by demanding executives at Altor Equity Partners pay SEK306 million in back taxes.
      - 23 Sep 13, 10:50am -
    • Ex-LPs launch performance tracking software
      Private equity firms using monthly cash flows as part of their track record analysis might be getting their sums wrong, says fresh research from a software provider launched by SL Capital founding partners.
      - 23 Sep 13, 7:48am -

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      • Ethics fly out of the window at Oxford University when big donors come calling | Catherine Bennett
        For £150m, can anyone buy naming rights at a great academic institution?What do we know about Stephen Schwarzman, the US financier whose name, following his £150m donation to the University of Oxford, is destined to become synonymous – as the Sch…
        - 26 days ago, 22 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
      • British Steel's owners Greybull Capital to face grilling from MPs
        Parliament expected to demand evidence from the firm that bought British Steel for £1The wealthy investors who controlled British Steel when it collapsed into insolvency are to face a grilling from MPs, as government officials race to find a buyer f…
        - 56 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:46pm -
      • Greybull Capital: rescuer of distressed firms or vulture fund?
        The creditor may manage to avoid financial loss once more with British SteelBritish Steel owner Greybull Capital is a private investment firm with a controversial record, founded by a group of wealthy heirs and run with the help of a former Lehman Br…
        - 57 days ago, 23 May 19, 1:00am -
      • World’s biggest investor accused of dragging feet on climate crisis
        BlackRock, which controls $6.5tn in assets, urged to use its influence on planet’s biggest pollutersWhen a letter from BlackRock’s founder and chief executive, Larry Fink, landed in inboxes in January saying that the world’s biggest investor wo…
        - 59 days ago, 21 May 19, 1:00am -
      • British Steel staves off threat of collapse – without state help
        Troubled firm’s owners and lenders agree to provide fresh funds, securing 4,500 jobsBritish Steel has staved off the threat of collapse, despite the government refusing its request to participate in a bailout, after the firm’s owners and lenders…
        - 63 days ago, 16 May 19, 2:37pm -
      • Gizmodo and the Onion sold to equity fund in cut-price deal
        Univision reportedly offloaded for less than £50m – a third of what it cost three years agoSatirical news site the Onion has been sold to a private equity fund in a cut-price deal alongside a number of other news outlets including Gizmodo, Jezebel…
        - 8 Apr 19, 1:03pm -
      • As growth fizzles out, it’s as if the last 10 years never happened
        Flaws in the global economy that led to the 2008 financial crisis were papered over rather than dealt withLast week marked the 10th anniversary of the London G20 summit, an event that took place at the low point in the deepest slump since the 1930s,…
        - 7 Apr 19, 2:00am -
      • Provident Financial needs to gets its skates on if it's to save itself | Nils Pratley
        An unwelcome bid from its former boss’s upstart rival could be short, sharp and painfulIn the unlovely world of subprime lending – a place of high interest rates for credit-impaired borrowers – an entertaining corporate scrap has broken out.In…
        - 6 Mar 19, 2:10pm -
      • Patisserie Valerie saved in buyout backed by Irish private equity firm
        More than 100 cafes and 2,000 jobs saved in Causeway Capital and AF Blakemore & Son dealsThe Patisserie Valerie cafe chain has been saved from closure by a management buyout backed by an Irish private equity firm.Almost 100 cafes will be rescued in t…
        - 14 Feb 19, 7:08am -
      • Has the AA turned a corner, or is it on a road to nowhere?
        This week’s trading update will show whether efforts to jump-start the debt-laden company have had any successThe AA has always considered itself the most staunch of organisations.Take one of its earliest episodes, three months after its foundation…
        - 10 Feb 19, 1:59am -

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