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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.
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.

AIFMD-Day

A landmark date in the calendar for implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive passed this week and ESMA has issued a revised “Q&A” answering some crucial questions about the scope and effect of various AIFMD provisions

Important company law proposals in the UK still lack clarity

The UK government has published draft legislation aiming to improve "transparency and trust" in corporate Britain, but the scope of the changes remains wide open in some very important respects.

White Paper released: European Commission continues to target minority shareholdings

A White Paper has been published by the European Commission with proposals to widen the Commission's power to investigate non-controlling minority shareholdings for competition purposes

SEC charges first investment adviser under "pay to play" rules

The SEC has announced the first enforcement action under these rules, underlining how strictly the US regulator will police its relatively new code, and how important it is that fund managers fully comply.

Europe's pension schemes given reprieve on private equity investments - but for how long?

Proposed changes to the European Directive governing Occupational Pensions Schemes could limit or even prevent these schemes investing in private equity and venture capital.

What is happening in Brazil?

Private equity in Brazil may have been affected by the recent economic slowdown but it continues to be the private equity leader in Latin America and the signs are that the market is maturing and recovering.

Corporate Members of LLPs

The proposal to extend the prohibition on corporate directors to also cover LLPs, if adopted, will have serious consequences for the private equity and venture capital industry.

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