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Planning to raise a private equity fund with your partners? It may not be your first investment vehicle, but if your new fund is larger than what you’ve worked on in the past — say, $500 million — you may find yourself navigating unfamiliar territory when dealing with institutional investors. See below for answers to what will likely be…

November 9, 2022
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Panelists from Vinson & Elkins, Riverstone and Evercore provided an overview of financing structure alternatives for private capital raises.
September 7, 2022
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It’s hard to overstate the amount of turbulence experienced by the aviation finance market over the last three years. After a banner 2019, when asset-backed securitizations —a key source of capital for many aircraft leasing companies — hit a record high of $10.4 billion, Covid effectively shut down the market in 2020. Deal volume soared…

June 15, 2022
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The digital revolution has spurred significant investment in digital infrastructure in recent years, and the trend shows few signs of slowing down. In fact, the Covid-19 crisis accelerated demand for connectivity as remote work and e-commerce became the norm. As a result, investors are increasingly focused on the sector as they seek to capitalize on…

November 16, 2021
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Aligning the interests of General Partners (GPs) and Limited Partners (LPs) is an essential component of successful private equity funds. Efficient fund terms help GPs and LPs focus on achieving common goals and maximizing returns. But in recent years, it’s become harder to keep the interests of GPs and LPs in sync. As market forces…

July 21, 2021
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It was a moment that many had been anticipating for years, yet the latest crop of V&E partners didn’t fete their promotions with parties and champagne. Instead they fielded congratulatory phone calls, took part in virtual coffee breaks and held small celebrations at home with their families. But pandemic-related complications notwithstanding, the new partners —…

December 16, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has upended nearly every corner of the world — and shareholder activism is no exception. As companies struggled to survive in the early weeks of the crisis, activists hit the pause button, fearful of appearing opportunistic and insensitive. Stock market volatility, economic uncertainty, and a slowdown in the M&A market further deterred activists…

October 28, 2020
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Looking for the house of your dreams? OJO Labs is ready to help you find it. The fast-rising real estate tech startup empowers homebuyers to make better decisions with proprietary technology that blends machine learning and human intelligence. It all starts with an A.I.-powered virtual assistant, dubbed OJO, which interacts with consumers via text. Homebuyers…

October 8, 2020
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What might happen if China or Russia attacked the nation’s electricity grid? The answer to that question is at the heart of an executive order issued by President Trump on May 1. Foreign adversaries are increasingly looking for ways to exploit weaknesses in the country’s bulk-power system (“BPS”) – the large interconnected electrical system that…

August 14, 2020
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Material adverse event: Those three words can stop a deal dead in its tracks . . . and, indeed, that nearly happened when the devastating impact from two major events, the COVID-19 pandemic and a crash in oil prices, set in motion a number of steps that threatened to derail the heavily negotiated prepackaged Chapter 11 cases of…

August 10, 2020
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It’s hard to overstate the damage of the COVID-19 pandemic to the airline industry. As travel demand around the world has plummeted, the resulting crisis for airlines has been unprecedented — far worse than what they experienced in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. In the face of this seismic challenge, Southwest Airlines…

June 4, 2020