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How Abraaj makes the case for third-party valuations

The charges against Abraaj Group executives may drive LPs to mandate external valuations methods in LPAs.

Some GPs left scratching heads after IPEV rule change

Some firms have been left confused about IPEV's most recent rule change. Here's what they can do to adjust.

Tuesday: Call that IPEV?

It’s Tuesday, so we are focusing on the nitty-gritty of the finance function. Dramatic events at Abraaj are throwing yet more attention on the business of valuations.

PODCAST: How to avoid pitfalls in stapled deals

Blue chip managers are using stapled secondaries deals to boost fundraising and provide liquidity to LPs. In this 17-minute podcast, lawyers from Proskauer, Debevoise & Plimpton and MJ Hudson discuss how GPs and LPs should approach this increasing transaction type.

When unicorns don’t fly, who pays the price?

In the wake of the Theranos scandal, some managers fret that if their own unicorns fail to meet expectations, investors may resort to litigation. It’s unlikely, but possible.

WithumSmith+Brown: How to approach PE valuations

Tom Angell, practice leader of WithumSmith+Brown’s Financial Services Group, outlines the AICPA’s new valuation guide and how managers can keep LPs and a vigilant SEC happy by mitigating financial reporting risk.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.

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.

Roundtable: Why valuation rigor is more important than ever

The processes – and LPs’ interest in them – have evolved significantly over the past few years. Six experts tell pfm what the future holds.
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