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The organisation aims to cut down on the time, money and energy put into the NDA process.
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Everyone in the subscription credit facility market is ‘busy’, but it is far from business as usual. Industry players wonder what the future of the sector looks like, and reveal critical changes that may suggest a new, if still evolving, normal for the market.
The organisation hopes to spark debate with its new deal-by-deal model LPA, which incorporates recent changes to its whole-of-fund model LPA. Sister title Private Funds CFO spoke with some of the people who developed it ahead of the LPA’s release.
The industry organisation is circulating a draft proposal recommending a host of disclosures on GPs’ use of subscription credit lines, with an eye to helping LPs manage exposure to the lines, allocation to PE and overall liquidity.
Two European LPs have already defaulted on capital calls, and more are rumoured, as LPs get hit with a one-two punch of large, often early capital calls and drying up distributions.
Doug Cruikshank talks with senior editor Toby Mitchenall about the growing asset class: how it works, who it works for and what he thinks it can do for sponsors during an economic slump.
Market dislocation
CFOs are largely planning on leaving their 31/12 marks untouched; Duff & Phelps warns now is not the time to diverge from your established valuations practices.
A combination of indebtedness and tanking oil and gas prices led to Southland's bankruptcy, not its valuation process.
FX hedging may be alien to many CFOs, and it can be obscure and expensive, with an ambiguous payout. But the new cross-border advisory firm says that’s all changed.
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