Private equity


Financier Worldwide Magazine

September 2016 Issue

September 2016 Issue

The private equity landscape so far in 2016 has been relatively steady, despite the backdrop of an uncertain global economy. Private equity players continue to face a range of challenges in the wake of ongoing change. These include the need to make a stronger push for increased transparency with regards to fees, costs and fund allocation, the intense fight to raise capital and the increasing spectre of cyber attacks. Comprehensive challenges remain, but the private equity environment is awash with investors seeking the finely-tuned strategies and value-creation models that will boost their portfolios through the second half of 2016, and beyond.

FORUM: Private equity investment in Latin America

Cate Ambrose at LAVCA moderates a discussion on private equity investment in Latin America between Julio C. Martínez at Fondo de Fondos, Kelly Tubman Hardy at Hogan Lovells, John Crespo at King & Spalding, Sergio A. Urías at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Luiz Filipe Aranha at Koury Lopes Advogados.

SEC examinations focused on private equity fund conflicts of interest

Stradley Ronon Title IV of the Dodd-Frank Act changed the regulatory landscape for private equity fund managers. Prior to Dodd-Frank, managers to private equity funds were not generally required to register with the Securities and Exchange...

Forget the monkey – 2016 is the year of tax regulation

Augentius The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) – the US-driven tax reporting regime which imposed new investor diligence and reporting requirements on many financial institutions – is something with which many in the asset...

Economic sanctions: risk and opportunity for private equity

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP US economic sanctions present a growing challenge to US private equity (PE) firms. Rapidly changing restrictions, including sanctions regimes for Iran, Cuba and Russia, and for global terrorism and cross-border crime programmes, bring with...

Private equity and growth capital – a growing opportunity?

Taylor Wessing Growth capital investments present a different set of opportunities and challenges to private equity investors. Not all houses are active or interested in this investment space (and indeed many may not be permitted to make such investments under...

Strategic growth for asset managers and single investor products

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Since 2010, around $128bn has been raised by asset managers using private single investor structures, such as separately managed accounts or funds-of-one. This significant figure rivals – and for some asset managers, may exceed...

Is it time for a private equity boom in Mexico?

Proskauer Rose LLP Although many traditional private equity funds have avoided Mexico due to its historical and institutional challenges, in 2015 Mexico surpassed Brazil becoming the most popular destination for country dedicated private capital...

Private equity investments in Argentina

Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz(Jr) Over the last 12 years, the level of private equity (PE) investment in Argentina has decreased significantly, thanks to the 2001 economic crisis and as a result of the uncertainty surrounding the economic policy implemented by the Kirchner...

Q&A: Private equity investment in Africa

Ponmile Osibo at AVCA moderates a discussion on private equity investment in Africa between Hasnen Varawalla at Barclays Africa, Nick Tims at Investec Asset Management, and Lydia Shadrach-Razzino at ENSafrica.





Fondo de Fondos

Hasnen Varawalla at Barclays Africa

Hogan Lovells

Investec Asset Management

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Koury Lopes Advogados


Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martínez de Hoz(Jr)

Proskauer Rose LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stradley Ronon

Taylor Wessing

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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