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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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      • Why do we let greedy financiers profit from the pain of foster children? | Aditya Chakrabortty
        Private equity has turned care of the vulnerable into a racket that exploits both the carer and taxpayerThe three girls were born to others elsewhere, yet she calls them her daughters. She is all the family they have here. She helps with their homewo…
        - 26 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 1:00am -
      • Private foster care agencies increasing cost of finding children homes
        Analysis reveals multimillion-pound dividends and huge salaries at independent foster agenciesFoster care agencies run for profit by private equity investors are pushing up the cost of placing vulnerable children with families, local authorities have…
        - 26 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 1:00am -
      • Backers of cut-price chain B&M make £1bn profit on their investment
        Private equity firm cashes in on bumper Christmas as shoppers seeking out cheaper deals help retailer eat into market share of big four supermarkets The private equity backers of discount retailer B&M have banked £1bn from their investment in the di…
        - 43 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 8:21am -
      • Unilever sells household name spreads to KKR for £6bn
        Flora, Becel and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter are among the brands sold as consumer goods giant seeks to overhaul its businessHousehold names such as Flora and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter have been sold by consumer goods giant Unilever…
        - 71 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 1:41pm -
      • Four Seasons Health Care earns reprieve after deal with creditors
        Uncertainty for 17,000 care home residents ended temporarily after troubled firm strikes debt holiday deal with private equity investorsA deal has been agreed to stave off the collapse of Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly and…
        - 72 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 8:46am -
      • A shocking way to fund UK care homes | Nils Pratley
        The Four Seasons Health Care crisis is mainly down to financial engineering gone wrong. Have we learned nothing?Why is Four Seasons Health Care, the country’s largest care homes operator, in financial difficulty? Why is the regulator, the Care Qual…
        - 74 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 9:21am -
      • 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…
        - 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…
        - 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…
        - 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…
        - 14 Oct 17, 1:48pm -

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