Private equity


Financier Worldwide Magazine

September 2014 Issue

September 2014 Issue

The private equity market remains troubled by ongoing uncertainty. While 2013 proved the strongest year for PE since the financial crisis, sky-high asset prices and ferocious competition are create difficult circumstances for PE dealmaking. There seems no end to the regulatory barrage, which leads managers to devote more time and resources to their compliance obligations...

FORUM: Complying with the AIFM Directive

FW moderates a discussion on compliance with the AIFM Directive between Martin Brockhausen at King & Wood Mallesons, Martin Krause at Norton Rose Fulbright, Michelle Moran at Ropes & Gray, and John Adams at Shearman & Sterling.

AIFMD: a new regulatory world for private equity firms

Global Risk Management Advisors, Inc. Governments around the globe have enacted a wave of new financial regulations in an effort to address drivers of the great financial crisis that began in 2008. One set of new regulations...

French asset management companies are ready to seize the benefits of the AIFMD

AFG (Association Française de la Gestion financière) The 22 July 2014 marked a significant milestone for the European asset management industry, in particular for the alternative investment fund industry. Indeed, all existing European...

Private equity’s role in Europe’s brightening economic outlook

British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) The collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and the ensuing chaos in capital markets shook the world of financial services to its very core. Needless to say, picking up the pieces after the event...

Make sure your general partner liability insurance works as intended

Anderson Kill P.C. Last summer, the Sun Capital Partners case potentially opened the door to holding private equity firms liable for the underfunded pension obligations of their portfolio companies. Many fund...

Pruning private equity portfolios

Battalia Winston There has been a noticeable increase in the number of private equity firms replacing the executives of their portfolio companies and, in some cases, hiring a completely new management...

Cayman Limited Partnership Law revisions keep the Islands ahead on offshore private equity models

Campbells One of the many attractions of the Cayman Islands as a centre of financial structuring is the commercial focus and flexibility of its domestic laws. The elected government in the Islands...

Fundraising trends

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP Nate Silver, in his book ‘The Signal and the Noise’, explains the art of discerning trends from a mass of contradictory and uncorrelated data. This skill led him to predict the winner...

Q&A: Valuations for the private equity industry

FW moderates a discussion on valuations for the private equity industry between Richard J. Siladi at American Appraisal, James Dimech-DeBono at Grant Thornton, Jason Frank at Hilco Enterprise Services, Cindy Ma at Houlihan Lokey, and Attul Karir at PwC.


AFG (Association Française de la Gestion financière)

American Appraisal

Anderson Kill P.C.

Battalia Winston

British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA)


Global Risk Management Advisors, Inc.

Grant Thornton

Hilco Enterprise Services

Houlihan Lokey

King & Wood Mallesons

Norton Rose Fulbright


Ropes & Gray

Shearman & Sterling

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

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