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Why tax reform is proving hard to digest

At a secondaries-themed breakfast we found that, unlike the pastries, changes to US tax rules are not going down well.

ECI tax holds up secondaries deals – report

Holding tax on effectively connected income has significantly increased the time taken to execute deals, according to intermediary Elm Capital.

Five things to expect from ILPA’s guidance on GP-leds

Expect a document that gets into the weeds when the LP body issues its best practices for fund restructurings.

ILPA to issue guidance on GP-led restructurings

The industry body, which represents $2trn in PE assets, plans to publish an update to its private equity principles as early as this year.

Elad Roisman sworn in as SEC commissioner

The Trump-appointee fills a position vacated by Michael Piwowar in July.

The VSS case is a wake-up call for GP-led deals

The secondaries market has come a long way; best practice around managing conflicts of interest has some way to go.

VSS restructuring ends with $200,000 SEC sanction

The SEC alleges the firm withheld information on an updated net asset value for stakes in its Fund III before a sale.

If you’ve been waiting for Volcker reform, now’s your chance

Why private equity firms should be actively engaged with the SEC over the next six weeks.

SEC’s Volcker Rule plan paves banks’ return to PE

The regulatory agency is seeking comment on proposals to ease restrictions that prohibit banks from investing in private equity funds.

WATCH: Why you should care about ECI

The tax reform passed in January could scupper secondaries deals involving sales from non-US sellers.

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