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Private Equity Comment

Bring it on: UK private equity supports enhanced disclosure under the Walker Guidelines

The British private equity community has declared itself willing to take on enhanced disclosure requirements on a par with the latest rules for listed companies in its response to the GMG's recent consultation on the Walker Guidelines.
The EU's Energy Efficiency Directive: more red tape for private equity firms, or a genuine opportunity?

The EU's Energy Efficiency Directive requires all “large enterprises” to carry out an energy audit at least every four years. Private equity firms may find that small companies are required to comply with the rule, being part of a private equity fund’s wider “group”.

The debate over tax deductability

The OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) may have some additional impacts for the European private equity industry.

BVCA finalises standard form venture capital documents

The BVCA has re-launched its suite of documents for venture capital deals, with the aim of reducing the time and costs involved in Series A investment rounds by professional investors.

European Commission moves closer to targeting minority shareholders

European Commission moves closer to reform which could enable Commission to review acquisitions of non-controlling minority shareholdings.

New tax information exchange rules include helpful clarifications

Most people in the European private equity community are now familiar with the acronym FATCA and its extra-territorial reach and associated burden for fund managers. Recent guidance has gone someway to help iron out problems and streamline the approach.

OECD's new paper on treaty shopping is good news for funds

OECD initiative to crack down on tax avoidance by multi-national companies could be very damaging for funds and their investors but the latest paper released shows that concerns have been taken into consideration.

Scotland votes No to independence, but Yes to more devolution

After a long campaign, a record number of Scottish residents voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. However, as made clear by leaders of the UK's three main political parties, the No vote is not a vote for the status quo, but a vote for more powers for the Scottish Parliament.

European Commission proposes changes to help Europe’s small businesses

The European Commission has begun a consultation on proposed modifications to the Small Business Act. They are seeking views on proposed changes with the overarching aim being support for growth of SMEs.

Setting the standard: BVCA launches model buyout NDA

The BVCA has launched a new standard form NDA. Whilst it remains to be seen if this will become market-standard, some private equity firms have already started to use it.

Bring it on: UK private equity supports enhanced disclosure under the Walker Guidelines

The British private equity community has declared itself willing to take on enhanced disclosure requirements on a par with the latest rules for listed companies in its response to the GMG's recent consultation on the Walker Guidelines.

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