Debevoise & Plimpton’s Private Equity Report – Winter 2009

March 18, 2009
Here’s the latest installment of Debevoise & Plimpton’s Private Equity Report for winter 2009.  Features a very good cover story on PIPEs.

Debevoise & Plimpton Report: New French Bankruptcy Law Fosters Pre-Insolvency Restructuring

March 18, 2009
Debevoise & Plimpton has just released this client memo discussing a new French bankruptcy law implemented to facilitate pre-insolvency restructurings, an approach previously unknown in France.  The memo refers to a new French bankruptcy law (Ordonnance 2008-1345 of December 18, 2008, and implementing regulation décret 2009-160 of February 12, 2009) that came into force on February 15th of this year. Well worth reading if you have any portfolio firms in France!

Debevoise & Plimpton’s ‘Private Equity Report – Fall 2008’

December 7, 2008

Prominent international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton (home of alum Dan Taïeb, M.2003) have just released their Private Equity report for the fall of 2008. Always worth reading, this issue has an article on the possible EU regulations facing Private Equity that should be of interest to many in the business in Europe. It also offers a bit of optimism in these times of gray skies for the industry.

The study polled 100 institutional investors (endowments, pension funds, etc.), which collectively hold $1.5 trillion in assets, on how the foresee the future of the buyout business. About 54% of those surveyed think that institutional investors will continue shifting cash away from other asset classes and into private equity. Just 17% said that the industry would pull back while 29% thought that allocations would be fairly steady going forward.