Why you should attend
The current economic crisis and the state of financial markets continues to have a negative impact on private equity, leading to lower levels of fund-raising and deal-making activities. There has also been increasing regulatory and legislative focus on private equity funds and their roles in the financial markets leading to the downturn, as well as their potential roles going forward. In this environment, private equity faces a number of significant challenges as it redefines itself within the rapidly changing financial and business world.
At this program, a distinguished panel of experts will discuss the basics of the private equity practice from fund formation to private equity M&A. Experts will guide you through an array of key topics, including current issues in private equity investing and private equity funds; dealing with fund sponsor issues; current regulatory and legislative issues; and how private equity funds are addressing compliance issues raised by the current environment.
What you will learn
This program is designed to provide an understanding of the business and legal issues relating to private equity investment.
- Registration under the Investment Advisers Act
- New regulatory environment and implications for private equity funds
- Negotiating with investors: Key issues
- Current issues in private equity M&A
- Ethical issues
- Compliance programs for private equity firms that are registered investment advisers
Who should attend
The program is designed for securities and corporate attorneys in private practice, in-house counsel, private equity or venture capital investors, principal investment professionals, investment bankers, accountants and others involved in the fund-raising and financing businesses.
Day One: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CURRENT REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS
9:15 Investment Advisers Act Registration
- What it means and how it affects U.S. private equity firms
- What it means and how it affects non-U.S. private equity firms
- Exemptions from registration
- Disclosure requirements: Form ADV and Form PF
- Operational implications
K. Berman, Y. Kawata, M. Masotti
10:30 Networking Break
10:45 Other Regulatory Developments Affecting Private Equity Funds
- Swap trading and clearing
- CFTC/NFA registration
- Treasury International Capital Reports (TIC, SLT and TICS)
- Volcker Rule
W. Chatterjee, H. Cruz, P. Mehta
12:00 Conflicts of Interest and Other Ethics Issues
- Conflicts of interest
- Issues arising among funds with the same adviser
- Issues arising within the adviser
S. Breslow, E. Sopher
1:00 Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
2:00 Fundamentals of Private Equity Investing
- Approaches to closing/financing risk
o How did we get here?
o Where are we going?
- Trends in acquisition financing
- Negotiating key contractual terms
D. Allinson, M. Davis, V. Sawhney
3:15 Networking Break
3:30 Current Environment for Private Equity Investing
- Take-private transactions: Process and substance
- Developments in non-traditional private equity transactions, including: Private investments in public equity transactions
- Market overview
D. Allinson, M. Davis, J. Hamill
Day Two: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 Monitoring Compliance at Private Equity Firms: Issues for CCOs
- Advisers Act compliance issues
- AML issues
- Marketing materials and public website issues
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
J. Cattier, A. Persaud, D. Vaughan
10:15 Keynote Address
Investment Adviser Act Audits: What is the SEC looking for?
11:00 Networking Break
11:15 Raising a Private Equity Fund: Current Terms
- Institutional Limited Partners Association: Private equity principles
- Governance provisions: Key person and other terms
- Economic provisions: Carried interest, clawbacks and management fees
B. Lieb, G. Sarno
Andrew J. Bowden
~ Deputy Director, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
~ Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group
New York City Seminar Location
PLI New York Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor), New York, New York 10019. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.
New York City Hotel Accommodations
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