News analysis

  • How investors can avoid AIFM costs

    08 December 2010

    The AIFM directive forces extra costs on investors that don't want protecting. But there are ways to minimise the cost of regulation

  • How Dodd-Frank and AIFM will rein in private equity

    03 December 2010

    The AIFM Directive and Dodd-Frank Act will place a significant regulatory burden on fund managers. Alan Greenough, Jeff Hurlburt and Nicholas Holman from Hogan Lovells explain what you need to know

  • Asian funds must stay ahead of global reform

    01 November 2010

    Monitoring progress on regulatory change must be top of Asian institutions' priorities, insist Hong Kong lawyers

  • Directive could force out small funds

    22 October 2010

    The day-to-day impact of the AIFM Directive is being overlooked. It could force some smaller funds out of the market

  • Bribery Act forces more diligence on PE

    21 October 2010

    The revised UK Bribery Act has forced buyers to refocus on thorough due diligence of prospective targets. And a new corporate offence means private equity owners should take particular care

  • Mezzanine loses out in private equity deals

    28 September 2010

    Mezzanine finance has suffered in the recovering private equity market. Intercreditor arrangements and stretched senior lending are to blame.

  • Locked boxes are back

    27 September 2010

    Locked-box mechanisms are returning on private equity deals, but parties should incorporate the structure early

  • New speakers lined up for private equity forum

    10 September 2010

    An impressive line-up of panellists has been confirmed for the first IFLR European Private Equity Forum, which will take place in London on September 23

  • Speakers confirmed for private equity event

    20 August 2010

    Two more high-levels speakers have been announced for IFLR’s inaugural Private Equity Forum

  • First European private equity event launches

    12 August 2010

    International Financial Law Review’s inaugural European Private Equity Forum will be an opportunity for private equity professionals to focus on the key issues affecting regulation and transactions in the industry

  • How Apollo created a bank

    02 August 2010

    Apollo Management’s establishment of a new bank is novel, but it uses old techniques