Thu, Nov 26, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Private Equity Strategies

Regs Watch: Brief Updates on Changes in Regulation for Private Equity

Friday, February 22, 2013

As journalists like me and lawyers have written ad nauseum, new and ever more regulations are in the pipeline for private equity and alternatives as a whole. Here we will hit on some of the cases of note and provide links to new guidance over the past month.

Law Firm Arnall Golden & Gregory Offer a Primer on Limited Partner Advisory Committees and Advisory Board Rules:

Attorneys write a new primer on private equity boards and advisors, identifying critical considerations in structure as it relates to emerging compliance issues and investor demand.

SEC to go After Private Equity Enforcement Actions:

Attorneys at Baker & McKenzie note that the Chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division's Asset Management Unit Bruce Karpati, has warned that "it's not unreasonable to think that the number of cases involving private equity will increase."

British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Sets Out Recovery Roadmap:

British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) chairman Robert Easton, is calling for cuts in British regulation on private equity and high growth companies as a means of making the British economy better positioned for growth.

European Private Equity Execs May Face Longer Wait on Bonuses:

The European Union is making a push to impose bank-style payout rules on private equity and hedge funds in an effort to curb bonuses for risk-taking.

Private Equity Growth Council Releases New Video on Carried Interest:

The PEGC has created a new video and sent lobbyists to Washington in an effort to garner support for continuing the carried interest tax structure as it is now. They argue that current US tax policy encourages the risk taking necessary to grow companies and the economy.

EVCA Hires ex-Citi Exec As Public Affairs Director:

The European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association has appointed a former Citigroup managing director of European government affairs as its new public affairs director, in a bid to boost the trade body's lobbying efforts against mounting EU-regulation facing the buyout sector.

Altius Associates Releases It's 10 Challenges Facing PE:

Private equity deal flow is on the rise in emerging markets as investors look for growth opportunities and move away from the stricter regulatory and investor markets in the US and EU according to a new report from Altius Associates.

German Dealflow on The Rise as Improving Markets Make For Better Exits:

Ahead of the SuperReturn Conference in Berlin, reports indicate that buyout firms are putting a boatload of German assets up for sale as improving markets make for some of the more attractive exit prices seen in recent years.

Buffet Picks Up Heinz In $23bn Deal

Warren Buffet may not be a public fan of private equity, but he recently teamed with Brazilian firm 3G capital to take over Heinz. The deal is widely viewed as another indicator of creeping increases in deal size going into 2013. The transaction will be financed through a combination of cash provided by Berkshire Hathaway and affiliates of 3G Capital, rollover of existing debt, as well as debt financing that has been committed by J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo.

This article was published in Opalesque's Private Equity Strategies our monthly research update on the global private equity landscape including all sectors and market caps.
Private Equity Strategies
Private Equity Strategies
Private Equity Strategies

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other Voices: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  2. People - Solus Alternative Asset Management adds chief strategist from BTIG[more]

    From Daniel Greenhaus joined hedge fund manager Solus Alternative Asset Management as managing director and chief strategist. He will work closely with Chris Bondy, Solus’ chief economist, managing director and executive vice president, said Chris Pucillo, CEO and chief investmen

  3. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega

  5. More institutional investors invest in CTAs compared to last year despite dissatisfaction with performance[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: "Despite a strong start to 2015 for CTAs in Q1, commodity market conditions have made return generation difficult for fund managers over much of the rest of the year to date," says Preqin’s November