IFLR Private Equity Guide 2015

  • IFLR's Private Equity and Venture Capital Guide

    Welcome to this year's Private Equity and Venture Capital Guide, offering jurisdictional analyses and expert commentary on a fast-moving industry

  • A missed opportunity in the US

    US regulators have lifted the ban on general solicitation by funds, but market uncertainty has stalled its use. Marianne Hudson from the Angel Capital Association explains why

  • Bain: coping with a shifting landscape

    Sean Doherty, general counsel at Bain Capital, discusses the biggest concerns for the private equity market

  • Local insight is key to African opportunities

    Africa is a market ripe with opportunity, but still riddled with challenges. Carolyn Campbell, managing director at Emerging Capital Partners, discusses how many of these can be overcome with a local insight

  • Private equity's role in the CMU explained

    Michael Collins of the EVCA explains how private equity and venture capital can play a key role in Europe’s Capital Markets Union. But only if regulations support investment in long-term assets

  • The dangers of breaking up CCO and GC roles

    Combining the general counsel and chief compliance officer roles can streamline a firm’s legal concerns. But as IFLR Americas editor Zoe Thomas explains, a push by US regulators to keep the roles separate could leave the CCO out of the loop

  • Africa’s dry powder

    The boom of private equity funds focussed on Africa has created a battle for suitable assets the market may not be able to cope with. IFLR editor, Danielle Myles takes a look at the risks the situation is creating

  • Dominican Republic opens up to PE

    Francisco Vicens De León and Carolina Figuereo Simón of Alvarez & Vicens explain how the Dominican Republic has shed the constraints of an anachronistic companies law

  • German winds of change

    Despite a wealth of opportunities, strategic buys and cultural mistrust could foil potential German deals. Markus Käpplinger and Roman Kasten of Allen & Overy explain why

  • Navigating private equity's FIG investment

    Regulators are becoming more open to private equity investing in financial institutions. But it requires buyers to navigate the complex regulatory landscape

  • Italy's bright future

    The financial crisis hit the Italian private equity market hard. But new players and creative financing structures are having a positive impact. Bruno Gattai and Cataldo Piccarreta of Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners discuss the future

  • Blazing the trail in Nigeria

    The Nigerian market is promising for investors that can navigate the bumps. Plotting the route to success will require a thorough understanding of the landscape. Folake Elias-Adebowale, Christine Sijuwade and Joseph Eimunjeze of Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie explain how

  • Switzerland's attractive structures

    Luc Defferrard and David Hadad of Walder Wyss look at a pragmatic new framework for the distribution of funds, which opens up the market to foreign fund providers

  • How PE can stay ahead of cybercrime

    Protecting clients’ data requires internal policies that shift with the regulatory landscape. Jordan Murray and David O’Neil of Debevoise & Plimpton discuss best practices to stay ahead of cybercrime