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PODCAST: SEC aims to level playing field for retail investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission's concept release on the harmonization of securities offering exemptions could prelude more Main Street access to private equity.
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BC Partners highlights a different reason to sell a slice of your firm

A sale of an equity stake in your firm can be about more than just the money.
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Blackstone’s investment in BC Partners is about more than hard capital

The London-based private equity firm picked the New York giant to be a minority shareholder for the soft benefits it brings as well.

How to allocate carry to good and bad leavers

What steps should a general partnership take when doling out carried interest to its partners who are leaving? There are various issues to consider, says Christopher Good of Macfarlanes, in this extract from Definitive Guide to Carried Interest.

Choosing waterfalls: European, US or cross-collateralized

A breakdown of different waterfall structures, plus cyber-risk advice and updated compliance consultants directory.
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How to select a waterfall model

What type of waterfall structure works best for your firm? Macfarlanes partner Christopher Good gives his input in this extract from The Definitive Guide to Carried Interest.
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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.
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DOWNLOAD: Directory of compliance consultants with PE experience

Our downloadable directory contains key details to help you choose the right compliance consultant for your firm. Last updated on August 8 2019 with details for Hardin Compliance Consulting.
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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.
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Valuation committee best practice, ACG PERT-style

A CFO takes us inside her firm's valuation committee practice: how, why and when.
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