With record amounts of dry powder chasing a finite number of deals and continued pressure from investors for returns, private equity funds are facing a highly competitive market on all fronts. General partners are responding by finding innovative ways of offering attractive terms at auction, meeting investor needs for liquidity and investing further in high-growth industries.

This issue of the Private Equity Report explores several current developments along these lines that general partners, investors and management will find of interest.

With both long-dated funds and direct investing by alternative capital pools increasingly common, sponsors are developing long-term incentive plans that work for all stakeholders.

In today’s dynamic auction environment, sponsors are seeking to differentiate themselves by offering to fund the total purchase price with a full equity backstop.
GP-led restructurings have moved beyond underperforming assets and are now being used to actively manage a fund’s portfolio and provide investors with a liquidity option.
FDA is working aggressively to accelerate innovation and lower regulatory burdens. Nonetheless, investors need to closely follow the complex regulatory environment and its hot-button issues.
The Private Equity Report Editorial Board

This report is a
publication of
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Paul S. Bird

Andrew M. Ahern
Jennifer L. Chu
Rafael Kariyev
Scott B. Selinger
Simon Witney

Alicia E. Lee
Associate Editor


Franci J. Blassberg

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The Private Equity Report

Spring 2018
Vol. 18, Number 1
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