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  • PE and VC fund terms converge

    26 Aug 2015

    Venture capital funds are getting bigger, and their limited partners are demanding more protections. That has pushed VC terms closer to those of buyout funds

  • UK Pipes are back – for now

    26 Aug 2015

    Volatility and a lack of liquidity in Aim-listed stocks has sparked growing interest in private investments in public equity. But deals today may not indicate a long-term trend

  • Governance shake-up for Irish investment firms

    25 Aug 2015

    The Central Bank’s recently-closed consultation paper has received a lukewarm response, with some saying it is overly prescriptive

  • AIFMD passports endanger national PP regimes

    12 Aug 2015

    The introduction of a non-EU passport could remove national private placement regimes as an option for non-EU fund managers looking to market in the region

  • Esma’s AIFMD advice disappoints Asia’s fund centres

    12 Aug 2015

    The European Securities and Markets Authority issued advice on non-EU passporting late last month. Its assessment of Hong Kong and Singapore was not encouraging

  • Funds will be first to enter Iran

    29 Jul 2015

    The robust Tehran Stock Exchange may be foreign investors’ best option for entering the country, following the anticipated removal of financial and trade sanctions from next year

More Funds news


  • IFLR Middle East awards 2015: shortlist announced

    25 Aug 2015

    The nominees for this year's Middle East awards have been announced. Winners will be announced at the ceremony on October 28 at the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai

  • Oman close to finalising new takeover code

    12 Aug 2015

    The legislation is aimed at bringing the regime into closer alignment with western jurisdictions. But some claim it doesn’t reflect local market conditions

  • Siemens-Dresser-Rand phase 2 review unnecessary

    30 Jul 2015

    It’s one of the first three-to-two mergers to receive unconditional clearance from the EC. But some say it should have come easier

  • India backtracks on consolidated investment caps

    29 Jul 2015

    Streamlining separate caps for foreign institutional investors and foreign direct investors will boost the country's financial markets infrastructure. But the rumoured exclusion of the banking sector would negate much the reform's impact

  • AOL/Verizon appraisal litigation assessed

    28 Jul 2015

    The deal closed in just 42 days. It followed 12 months of speculation that the AOL was a prime takeover target, yet the merger has still raised valuation concerns

  • Singapore codifies F&N takeover precedent

    14 Jul 2015

    Amendments to the Takeover Code follow recent UK and Hong Kong changes. They also clarify processes established during the contested takeover of Fraser and Neave

More M&A news


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Corporate governance

  • SEC’s pay ratio rule offers flexibility

    11 Aug 2015

    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s final rule for disclosing the pay ratio between CEOs and their median employee gives companies significant leeway in a calculation that some claim offers investors little useful information

  • Banks divided over senior managers seeking legal advice

    20 Jul 2015

    A growing number of individuals caught by the UK’s incoming regime are seeking independent counsel on their rights and responsibilities under the rules

  • UK’s senior managers regime tipped for global standard

    19 Jun 2015

    The UK’s new approach to corporate governance has been welcomed by market participants, who expect it to be adopted worldwide, if successful

  • FCA’s Bethell defends competition market studies

    15 Jun 2015

    At an IFLR roundtable, the Financial Conduct Authority’s competition manager has defended the increased depth and frequency of the UK regulator’s market studies

  • Delaware improves cross-border arbitration

    12 Jun 2015

    The recently enacted Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act (DRAA) gives companies the ability to select a traditional arbitration process, shortening the time to reach a final decision and cutting costs for both sides

  • EC’s say-on-pay proposal is flawed

    12 Jun 2015

    While there are problems surrounding executive pay, proposed changes to the EU Shareholder Rights Directive aren't necessarily the solution

More Corporate governance news



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