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More explicit disclaimers of implied duties may need to be included in earnout transactions to avoid getting hit by penalties in states such as Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania.
The private equity firm sold nearly 15m shares in chemical company Brenntag in a heated German IPO market.
Policies announced by the Labour party government which would increase investment in small and innovative companies – and which encourage matching funding by private investors – stand a good chance of being maintained even if the Conservative party takes power in May.
The private equity and alternative investments software provider has launched the FrontGRC 4.0 suite, which helps facilitate detailed analysis of risk indicators and deal with changes to regulations and requirements in the banking, insurance and mutual insurance sectors.
The corporate and private equity advisor is appointing former KPMG executives Richard Markus and Warren Scott to lead its new Frankfurt office, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and debt restructuring.
A debate by ministers over stringent regulations for EU fund managers was temporarily cancelled following interventions by the UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
The European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has released a study showing that investors would pull back from venture and growth capital if proposed EU financial regulations are passed, a day before a meeting of finance ministers that may clear the way for a final vote.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts' $550m E2 fund will only pay carried interest to the GP after netting any losses, costs and expenses from the primary fund.
ILPA and the US Treasury are the latest to speak out on the adverse effects proposed legislation would have on Europe's private equity market.
Both the US Treasury and the Institutional Limited Partners Association have written to a key European Commission official about the potential negative impacts of proposed EU regulations on private equity managers both in the US and Europe.

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