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Private equity and Chinese corporates – a more level playing field?

Recent regulatory developments in China have given private equity a leg up, according to Hogan Lovells' Steven Tran.

Why funds are reaching for a finance umbrella

Umbrella fund finance facilities can be a convenient and cost efficient option for managers with a number of strategies under one roof. Leon Stephenson and Alex Griffiths of law firm Reed Smith explain why.

Trouble in paradise? Not really

The Paradise Papers offer titbits to titillate readers. For the private equity industry, however, there are more important trends to consider.

PE set to sidestep US carry tax changes

Tax on carry is back in the spotlight and private equity managers are likely to escape a proposed overhaul, according to comments from US Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin.

Litigation now ‘part of the PE business’

Lawsuits were rare a decade ago, but an expanding and pressurized market is making disputes more common, claims lawyer.

Fund managers braced for unfavourable Brexit deal

The UK negotiating team lacks the necessary understanding of the industry to broker a workable deal for asset managers, according to global sponsors.

Sycamore inks year’s largest buyout amid P2P rush

The New York-based firm’s $6.9bn take-private adds to a growing trend of private equity firms delisting public companies.

Divided over a key issue

Is investor focus on key person clauses misguided?

UK election: short-term effect will be ‘very negative’

Friday’s hung parliament election result means British private equity faces a challenging road ahead.
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