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DATA SNAPSHOT: Valuations not budging from lofty heights

Private equity valuations are 'holding pretty steady', according to Dan DiDomenico of Murray Devine, who authored the firm's report on the subject.
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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.

How Abraaj makes the case for third-party valuations

The charges against Abraaj Group executives may drive LPs to mandate external valuations methods in LPAs.

Some GPs left scratching heads after IPEV rule change

Some firms have been left confused about IPEV's most recent rule change. Here's what they can do to adjust.

Tuesday: Call that IPEV?

It’s Tuesday, so we are focusing on the nitty-gritty of the finance function. Dramatic events at Abraaj are throwing yet more attention on the business of valuations.

PODCAST: How to avoid pitfalls in stapled deals

Blue chip managers are using stapled secondaries deals to boost fundraising and provide liquidity to LPs. In this 17-minute podcast, lawyers from Proskauer, Debevoise & Plimpton and MJ Hudson discuss how GPs and LPs should approach this increasing transaction type.

When unicorns don’t fly, who pays the price?

In the wake of the Theranos scandal, some managers fret that if their own unicorns fail to meet expectations, investors may resort to litigation. It’s unlikely, but possible.

WithumSmith+Brown: How to approach PE valuations

Tom Angell, practice leader of WithumSmith+Brown’s Financial Services Group, outlines the AICPA’s new valuation guide and how managers can keep LPs and a vigilant SEC happy by mitigating financial reporting risk.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.
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