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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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      • Questions raised over UK's state-backed fund for electric car charging
        Labour criticises tender as firm running £400m investment fund awards millions to company it part-ownsThe private equity firm appointed by the government to manage as much as £400m in investment in electric car charging points has awarded millions…
        - 5 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 9:28am -
      • The dread hand of private equity ended up killing Deadspin
        The popular website understood that ‘sports’ represents more than just what occurs on the field. We are all much poorer for its demiseThis week would have been a great time to read Deadspin. The Nationals pulled off two straight wins in Houston t…
        - 13 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 4:00am -
      • Life is hard for retailers. But Sports Direct is in a crisis of Ashley’s own making
        Government action is needed to preserve Britain’s high streets. But no law can protect a company from unrestrained ambitionEven by Mike Ashley’s standards, Sport’s Direct’s annual results statement on Friday was an extraordinary performance.…
        - 27 Jul 19, 11:00am -
      • US private equity group snaps up Cobham in £4bn deal
        UK defence and aerospace supplier to be bought by Advent in latest foreign takeoverCobham, the UK aerospace and defence supplier founded by a British aviation pioneer, has agreed to be bought by a US private equity firm in a £4bn deal that could tes…
        - 25 Jul 19, 4:09am -
      • Liberty store sold to private equity group in deal worth £300m
        BlueGem bought the London landmark retailer for £32m in 2010 and also wants to offload Jack WillsA controlling stake in department store Liberty London has been sold to a private equity-led consortium in a deal valuing the business at £300m.The ret…
        - 19 Jul 19, 9:39am -
      • 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…
        - 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…
        - 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…
        - 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…
        - 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…
        - 16 May 19, 2:37pm -

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