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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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      • newAA agrees £219m takeover deal with private equity investors
        TowerBrook and Warburg Pincus say they will also inject £378m into motoring business The AA has agreed a £219m takeover deal that will see the motoring group returning to the hands of private equity investors, who will also take on the company’s…
        - 56 mins ago, 25 Nov 20, 4:43am -
      • EasyJet should navigate financial pressures, but clouds haven't cleared yet
        Even if there’s delayed take-off for Covid vaccines, the budget airline has optionsIf vaccines and vaccination programmes save next summer’s European holiday season, budget airlines are back in the game. And shareholders would enjoy a bonus if a…
        - 8 days ago, 17 Nov 20, 2:59pm -
      • New Asda owners Mohsin and Zuber Issa - the Blackburn billionaire brothers
        The Issas once worked at their parents’ petrol station. Now they own 6,000 forecourts in 10 countriesIssa brothers buy Asda in £6.8bn deal Mohsin and Zuber Issa were cleaning the toilets at their parents’ petrol station, they say, when they hit…
        - 54 days ago, 2 Oct 20, 8:08am -
      • Water watchdog's defeat turns on cash taps for (some) shareholders
        Four of the 17 firms in England and Wales appealed successfully to the competition regulator over billsIt’s not (yet) a crisis in the world of water regulation, but a heavy defeat for Ofwat, trying to land its “toughest ever” price settlement,…
        - 57 days ago, 29 Sep 20, 2:58pm -
      • Private-equity group Apollo leads £6.5bn race to buy Asda
        Two bidders in running to snap up Walmart-owned chain as Lone Star drops outThe private-equity firm Apollo Global Management is thought to have edged into the lead in the £6.5bn bidding war for Asda after its rival Lone Star Funds dropped out.It is…
        - 64 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 9:15am -
      • First, private equity holds us to ransom. Now it wants us to bail out its losses | Will Hutton
        It is the richest business in the UK – but now its debts are weighing it downIt could be your local Pizza Express, the home caring for a cherished relative, your favourite supermarket, even the sports tournaments you love. They are all ventures own…
        - 94 days ago, 23 Aug 20, 3:15am -
      • We'll hire 100 black interns a year, say UK fund managers
        City firms sign up to #100BlackInterns to tackle underrepresentation Headhunters with diversity brief still mainly whiteA group of 80 leading City fund managers has committed to hiring at least 100 black interns per year, starting in 2021, to make up…
        - 100 days ago, 17 Aug 20, 7:41am -
      • AA could be bought by private equity group as it battles £2.65bn debt
        Motoring group’s shares rise after it says it has received three takeover approachesThe AA could be taken back into private equity ownership, as the motoring group said it was in talks with three suitors in an effort reduce its £2.65bn debt pile.T…
        - 4 Aug 20, 6:00am -
      • Pizza Express to close up to 75 restaurants, risking 1,000 jobs
        Insolvency move linked to competition and coronavirus adding to £1.1bn debts in 2018Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePizza Express is to close up to 75 of its restaurants as part of a rescue plan which could put more tha…
        - 16 Jul 20, 10:05am -
      • Claim Amanda Staveley in charge of Abu Dhabi Barclays deal 'a fantasy', court told
        Court hears evidence from ex-director of sovereign wealth fund as bank sued for up to £1.5bn A former director who helped manage Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund in 2008 said it was a “fantasy” to claim that Amanda Staveley was in charge of t…
        - 15 Jul 20, 11:28am -

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