When UK investor Phoenix Equity Partners spun out of DLJ, it was time to examine the firm's existing directors and officers (D&O) policy. What the firm discovered was coverage that was loosely worded and unnecessarily expensive. By Andy Thomson
Many private equity firms buy insurance policies to guard against the surprise expenses of lawsuits and seller misrepresentations. Most of these are glad they did. By Judy Kuan and David Snow
IN-HOUSE PROFILE 2006-08-01 Staff Writer Career path: Received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College School of Management; Juris Doctor, Boston College Law School. Was a lawyer at Goodwin Procter, 1989 to 1998, elected partner in 1996. She joined BancBoston Capital i
As it prepares to go public, Evercore Partners has nabbed an in-house attorney from a railroad company.
Wendel Investissement has decided to internationalize its operations. Founded in 1704, the Paris-listed buyout firm would not appear to have taken the decision in haste. By Andy Thomson
FRONTLINE 2006-08-01 Staff Writer Allied Irish Banks hires for GermanyAllied Irish Banks has strengthened its Frankfurt-based acquisition finance operation with the appointment of Jens Dienstbach as team leader of portfolio management in Germany. Dienstbach has joined from IKB
GPs taking on new, non-traditional investors should be diligent about who they're working with. By Judy Kuan
Congregrating communicators 2006-08-01 Staff Writer In June, Private Equity International held its inaugural North American Private Equity Investor Relations & Communications Forum, where over 120 delegates from private equity firms gathered in New York to meet and share best practices with their communi
Despite the flurry of GPs seeking independence, one Canadian firm has taken the ‘spin in’ route.
An unloved registration requirement is struck down, while the US Senate threatens renewed scrutiny of hedge funds. By David Snow