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Although deal numbers dropped in 2019 after record highs, the factors that make fintechs attractive private equity targets remain unchanged, say Robert Ohrenstein and Jeremy Welch of KPMG.
Regulators are seeking to remove barriers to fintech innovation while also protecting consumers, write Benjamin Lyon and John Young, international counsels at Debevoise & Plimpton.
performance watch
GPs and LPs need to be realistic and flexible to reconstruct alignment in the most challenging of situations, write executives from the boutique investment advisory firm.
Private equity firms need to take a different approach when communicating with LPs and employees during the covid-19 crisis, writes communications firm Greenbrook’s Andrew Honnor.
trade war
Lawyers from Kirkland & Ellis outline the most important issues related to the latest regulations on foreign investment in the US.
We should banish the idea that listed markets are the ‘right’ reference for pricing assets, writes Cyril Demaria.
Robert Smith Vista Equity Partners
The tech-focused firm's chief executive spoke out against racism and shared some personal experiences in a letter to colleagues.
A multitasking businesswoman sat at a desk in the office
Omar Hassan, who was named in PEI's Future 40 Leaders of private equity list this year, discusses the importance of achieving balance and building a trusted network.
Coronavirus and business
Growth equity investments in sectors such as tech not only remained unscathed during the GFC, they could also benefit from the covid-induced new normal, says Dr Daniel Schmidt, CEO and founder of CEPRES.
Ian Bagshaw and Tim Hickman, partners at law firm White & Case, outline the key cybersecurity risk management considerations for private equity firms.

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