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Perceived challenges in the debt markets this year and the uncertainty around the route back from covid-19 makes group deals a viable alternative, writes Mayer Brown's James West.
Aquilino Peña
Government approval for foreign acquisitions of local companies is harmful to the industry, Spanish PE and VC association president Aquilino Peña told Private Equity International.
Taal Volcano eruption in Philippines
A one-two punch of the Taal volcano eruption and covid-19 put paid to an in-person AGM, where the firm had expected to finalise the due diligence process.
The rules, which came into force on 23 June, will enable the UK government to intervene in foreign takeovers of British companies deemed critical in public health emergencies.
An Australian dollar with a mask
A change in the rules allowed members to withdraw almost A$16bn from their accounts in the wake of covid-19. Is the sector able to absorb the shock?
Hong Kong financial centre
Hong Kong’s viability as a fund management destination for those eschewing the Cayman Islands could swing on the strength of its carried interest tax reform.
Coronavirus spending
Coronavirus uncertainty and liquidity constraints have made some business owners in the region more willing to sell, head of Asia-Pacific Ming Lu tells PEI.
Our senior editors discuss the findings of our latest surveys looking at how private equity investors and their managers are doing business during the covid-19 crisis.

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