Over the past ten years private equity firms have looked with increasing frequency to add-on acquisitions by their portfolio companies to drive growth. This article examines the complex issues that arise when a capital-constrained sponsor seeks help from a new sponsor to fund a significant add-on acquisition.
Advocates of inversion transactions claim the deals seek to create shareholder value. Detractors condemn them as unpatriotic and immoral. This article does not take sides in the debate but rather clarifies the basic elements of these transactions, which are sometimes misunderstood.
Sanctions against Russia, a country well integrated into the global economy, have been expanding and changing rapidly. We provide a quick primer to help private equity firms understand key aspects of these new restrictions.
The transition from private to public company brings increased litigation exposure arising from the new public company’s disclosure and compliance obligations—as well as exposure to a less obvious range of additional types of risks posing different challenges for the company. We offer an overview of what to expect.
The U.S. and European acquisition finance markets differ in many important respects. This article explores the open question of where the market will land on the issue of documentation risk when a European acquisition is financed in the U.S. markets.
At a seminar hosted by Debevoise & Plimpton in London recently, private equity deal professionals and others discussed the investment opportunities resulting from the post-financial crisis restructuring of insurers and banks in the European Union. This article summarizes that discussion.
Africa is among the most talked about parts of the world for private equity firms looking to invest in emerging markets. A panel of market insiders share their views on private equity trends playing out on the continent.
At a seminar hosted by Debevoise & Plimpton in New York this summer, the speakers discussed both opportunities and challenges facing private equity firms considering investments in the mining sector. This article summarizes that discussion.
Guest Columnist Caroline Williams of Walkers reports on the new Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership law, which modernizes the law in many respects.
Earlier this year the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision holding that a going private merger with a controlling stockholder will be subject to the business judgment rule, rather than the far greater scrutiny of the entire fairness standard, if certain procedural protections are in place from inception.
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The Private Equity Report

Fall 2014
Vol. 14, Number 2
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