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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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      • Private equity firm made struggling care home operator take costly loan
        Deal was designed to let Terra Firma extract £890m from Four Seasons Health Care, said to be in dire financial straitsBritain’s second biggest care home operator was made to borrow money through a very expensive loan from its private equity owner…
        - 15 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 8:00am -
      • Paradise Papers reveal schemes used to avoid tax on UK property deals
        Leaked advice shows how private equity firm was able to buy and sell without paying stamp duty or capital gains taxThe lengths to which companies will go to avoid paying substantial amounts of UK tax are laid bare in the Paradise Papers, which reveal…
        - 15 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 4:00am -
      • The Weinstein Company in talks on possible sale
        Film studio to take ‘capital infusion’ and discuss potential sell-off in wake of allegations against Harvey WeinsteinThe Weinstein Company is in talks to sell to a private equity company in the wake of the sexual harassment and assault allegation…
        - 38 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 12:53pm -
      • Dark shadow cast by Britain's deficit-riddled pension funds
        The pension rescue fund is creaking under the weight of final-salary schemes whose sponsoring companies can no longer support themPensions are the tail wagging the economic dog – sometimes in the strangest ways. Take the high-profile collapse at Mo…
        - 40 days ago, 14 Oct 17, 1:48pm -
      • Private equity houses offer £3bn for payments processor Paysafe
        Blackstone and CVC hope to gain access to fast-growing sector with bid for FTSE 250 company based on Isle of ManThe scramble to capitalise on the growing trend to shop online is continuing after the payments processor Paysafe received a near-£3bn bi…
        - 22 Jul 17, 1:47am -
      • Co-op Bank draws interest from Qatar conglomerate
        Hotels to transport group Al Faisal Holding joins consortium reportedly interested in buying troubled hedge fund-owned bankA Qatar-based company has been identified as part of a consortium interested in making a bid for the troubled Co-operative Bank…
        - 9 Jun 17, 4:18am -
      • UK holiday parks hope for staycation boom as pound slides
        With foreign travel more expensive since the Brexit vote, private equity groups and other investors are snapping up British holiday and caravan parksBritain’s biggest holiday parks are hoping the Brexit-hit pound will trigger a rise in staycations…
        - 2 May 17, 2:01am -
      • 21st Century Fox 'in talks' to buy television station group Tribune Media
        Rupert Murdoch-controlled empire is teaming up with buyout firm Blackstone to bid for the owner of 39 TV stations, reports say21st Century Fox is in talks with private equity giant Blackstone to buy Tribune Media, one of America’s largest televisio…
        - 1 May 17, 1:59am -
      • Bernard Matthews seller 'lined own pockets' by rejecting pension offer
        Influential MPs committee said Rutland Partners left 700 members of company scheme facing retirement income cutsThe former owners of Bernard Matthews “lined their own pockets” by rejecting a takeover offer that would have protected the turkey pro…
        - 14 Apr 17, 3:00am -
      • 'Punk' beer maker BrewDog sells 22% of firm to private equity house
        Ten-year-old company valued at £1bn after £213m injection from TSG Consumer PartnersEarly investors in “punk” beer firm BrewDog will be able to bank a hefty profit this week. An injection of cash from a private equity house valued the company a…
        - 9 Apr 17, 11:02am -

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