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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.

PE’s plea to the next UK government? Clarity on Brexit

Dealmakers, fundraisers and industry representatives agree that Europe’s largest private equity market needs a clear path forward.

European CFOs split on fund leverage

Some investors are in favour of reducing the frequency of capital drawdowns, but many are concerned about the risks of extending loan periods.

Legal 30 under 40: last chance to nominate

The nominations deadline for our sister title pfm's search for tomorrow’s superstar private equity lawyers is 31 May.

Italy bucks the trend on carry

Carried interest will be taxed as capital gains, rather than at the higher rate of income, provided fund managers meet three conditions.

BC Partners sets up in Luxembourg

The private equity firm wants to have a European presence following Brexit.

SEC homes in on IRR calculations

Firms should review whether capital from reinvestment or subscription credit lines should be included in IRR calculations.

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