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Cyber-risk due diligence for PE firms: the hows and whys

Steve Lancaster, chief executive of consultancy CYSIAM, makes the case for cyber-risk evaluations on acquisition targets, and explains how to do them.

5 things PE managers should consider when it comes to tech

Technology should constantly be on a PE firm's radar, but it's not always easy deciding what's the best fit. RFA chief information officer Michael Asher lays out important considerations, and how managers can improve security and due diligence frameworks.

Carlyle’s Schwarzschild on 5 ways to get ahead

Sarah Schwarzschild, partner and co-head of Metropolitan, Carlyle’s real estate multi-manager platform, has become a private real estate role model for her professional progression while growing a family. She shares thoughts on how she made it happen.

What questions will investors ask in operational due diligence?

Skadden counsel Greg Norman gives his views on the areas that investors should probe during operational due diligence.

Want to raise money from Europeans? It’s about to get harder

Revisions to AIFMD are going to make reverse solicitation more difficult without a passport, writes lawyer Matija Repolusk.

Cash doesn’t lie

Cashflow forecasting isn’t standard practice, but it should be. Anthony Horvat of Accordion lays out the myths that are holding it back.

5 tips to recognize revenue and why valuations are unaffected by new rules

Private equity valuations shouldn't feel a major impact from the new revenue recognition rules, writes PJ Patel, senior managing director and co-CEO of Valuation Research Corp. But valuation professionals should pay attention to certain accounting standards that are on the horizon.

Why Hong Kong needs to change its view of carry

If it wants to compete with other regional private equity hubs, the territory needs to solve the issue of the tax treatment of carried interest, writes KPMG China's Darren Bowdern.

Carlyle’s Schwarzschild on 5 ways to get ahead

Sarah Schwarzschild, partner and co-head of Metropolitan, Carlyle’s real estate multi-manager platform, has become a private real estate role model for her professional progression while growing a family. She shares thoughts on how she made it happen.

Abraaj was one incident – it does not define the DIFC

If Gulf organizations can learn from Abraaj’s mistakes and demonstrate high standards of corporate governance and integrity, there’s no limit to potential growth in the next 15 years, writes Christopher Skipper, a partner at Winston & Strawn’s Dubai office.

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