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The problems with equity bridges
June 30 2007
More substantial rule changes are needed
Problems with openness
Companies are swamped with compliance work. Hedge funds and private equity might be creeping up unawares.
Takeover defences are in the balance
The benefits of flexibility
Do funds ever read offering documents?
The way of the future
In the biggest ever high-yield bond deal, US telecoms company Alltel is planning a $7.7 billion issue.
June 19 2007
In a move designed to safeguard investors during short-selling transactions, the US securities regulator has voted to close loopholes in Regulation SHO
With markets expecting an increase in messy LBO failures, private equity have watched with interest the restructuring of beleaguered IT consultancy Damovo
June 12 2007
In a surprising admission, private equity houses have criticised the UK Financial Services Authority for not being dramatic enough in their investigations into the industry.
Traditional maintenance covenants appear an endangered species as US buyout firm KKR has raised the world's biggest covenant-lite loan.
June 04 2007
Predictions about the return of the tender offer appear well founded, after Laureate Education accepted an offer from a private consortium.
Lovells' financial institutions group has recruited James McDonald as a partner in the investment funds practice.
The OECD is examining the role of hedge funds and private equity firms in corporate governance.
In what it calls a significant move to principles-based regulation, the UK Financial Services Authority has made changes to its conduct of business rules.
John Herbert has joined McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in the firm's New York office.