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Urgency on tax guidance

More than eight months have passed since the new tax law came into effect, yet much instruction is still needed from the IRS.

The valuations shoe that no longer fits

European private debt firms are trying to measure portfolio performance based on a private equity template. No longer will that suffice.

How escalating US-China tensions are reshaping private equity

American GPs with Chinese capital may have to re-think not just their deal and exit strategies but also future fundraising.

States could fall like dominoes in carry tax ‘fairness fix’

If one enacts legislation to tax PE execs more heavily, a host of others could follow.

Why LPs don’t stress when GPs mess with the pref

The hurdle rate is facing downward pressure; investors might just let it slide.

Abraaj’s unraveling tells us due diligence must change

The troubles at the Middle East’s biggest private equity firm are relevant to investors in any private asset class.

The one rule you need to tell your staff about now

Mid-term elections are approaching; now’s the time to remind your staff about the SEC’s view on campaign contributions.

How to close a stapled deal

Two vital things a GP needs to consider when trying to use the secondaries market to help their latest fundraise.

The problem with accelerated monitoring fees

The issue is less about what you charge, and more about who you tell.

The Brexit clock is ticking

Managers are running out of time to get their contingency plans in place.

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