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Heavily invested legacy vintages might suffer more than funds in market, with the jury still out on whether this crisis will be sharp and short like the GFC, or sharp and longer-lasting running through various cycles.
LPs have reported frequent and broad communication from GPs, who are keeping fund investors updated on the status of portfolio companies, vulnerable spots and actions GPs are taking to defend investments.
Coronavirus impact
LPs are encouraging managers to discuss coronavirus over the phone as formal reporting has been limited by the speed at which the pandemic is escalating.
Limited partners who have piled into the asset class in recent years could be left severely overweighted in private equity unless public markets see a significant recovery.
The recent enactment of CFIUS’s FIRRMA 2018 included updates and clarifications to the regulation. But it will still have firms visiting their lawyers for advice more often, and the list of transaction types covered is likely to increase.
Theresa Gore
CD&R’s long-time CFO talks about tech, the next generation of finance professionals and how to manage LP relationships.
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Industry representatives largely dodged a feared thrashing in Tuesday's House Financial Services Committee hearing on private equity. But PE is shaping up to be a major battlefield in the presidential race.
GP commitment
GP ownership is a significant factor in risk-taking, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Business and Goethe University Frankfurt.
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