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Q&A: ‘Broader and broader’ acceptance of the American-style waterfall

Paul Gajer, head of law firm Dentons' private equity and investment funds practices, discusses the direction of travel for distribution waterfalls in private equity and the effects of a potential recession.
Scott Shebelsky

CFO Q&A: Avoid outsourcers that keep data ‘hostage’

Lovell Minnick Partners' new CFO, Scott Shebelsky, discusses the challenges that come with technology implementation and switching fund administrators.

Capital One’s breach serves as warning for PE

Capital One’s recent breach has financial institutions wondering if their cloud services are up to par. Find out what it takes to prepare for a worst-case scenario as a PE firm.
illustration of approach to leverage

Brookfield’s PE head on the firm’s approach to leverage

The firm tries to secure non-recourse financing, long-term maturities and little-to-no financial maintenance covenants, said Cyrus Madon on an earnings call last week.
A valuation committee should meet quarterly

CFO Q&A: ‘CFOs should be involved’ in valuation committees for PE firms

Blinn Cirella, CFO of Saw Mill Capital, discusses the structure of valuation committees as well as how they should operate and who should be involved.
the poison pill of private equity liabilty

Section 101 under the microscope: the liability ‘poison pill’

The Stop Wall Street Looting Act proposes to make private equity sponsors liable for portfolio company debts. We ask three CFOs for their reactions.

How to recruit a diverse investment team

Recruiter Will Moynahan on how firms can look beyond traditional candidate pools plus a Burgiss seminar on how performance benchmarks are evolving.

Section 502 under the microscope

There’s a section in the Stop Wall Street Looting Act of 2019 that deserves closer attention.

DATA SNAPSHOT: How PE firms choose service providers

A survey by our sister publication Buyouts Insider and Gen II found expertise in similar funds and firms was crucial.

Why the SEC could be looking at alternative data

There are potential conflicts that could surface with the use of alternative data in private equity.

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