Thursday: Happy July 4! Let’s talk about Europe…

With the US holidaying, why not catch up on some essential reading… or even raise some capital in Europe.

You should be taking a well-earned break. However, if you need a Private Funds CFO fix (which I totally understand), here are three of our most read pieces of content from the first half of 2019.

How robots are changing private equity forever. Our deep dive into the worlds of automation and AI; how are your peers using robotic process automation to drive efficiency?

Abraaj’s Vettivetpillai in jail pending bail appeal. One of the many updates on a case that will change the way investors think about operational due diligence in private equity.

Nine takeaways from ILPA Principles 3.0. Expert insight into what investors – through the auspices of the Institutional Limited Partners Association – want to see in their terms and conditions.

For those of you with an eye on raising capital in Europe, it is becoming easier to do so, at least in terms of pre-marketing. The Cross-Border Distribution of Collective Investment Undertakings Directive, approved by the European Parliament in April, will roll out the UK’s liberal pre-marketing rules across the EU. Asked whether the average fund will end up pre-marketing in more countries than it did before the rule change, Tim Dolan, a partner in law firm Reed Smith’s London office and an expert in financial services regulation, says: “Correct. I completely agree with that.”

Enjoy the holiday.

This email was prepared by Toby Mitchenall.