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Private Equity Funds. Business Structure and Operations

  • ID: 3510974
  • Book
  • Region: United States
  • ALM Media, LLC
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“The best guide to private equity funds. Insight and explanations for both fund sponsors and investors. The gold standard.”
- Andrew Zalasin,General Partner and CFO: RRE Ventures

Best Practices for Organizing and Managing a Fund
With nearly $7 trillion invested in more than 20,000 funds, investor interest in the private equity industry has returned, despite the economic turmoil of recent years. Still, guidance about the organization and administration of these funds is tough to find. This 1,400+ page resource, will equip corporate lawyers, investment professionals, and tax practitioners and with best practices to manage these funds effectively.
Private Equity Funds: Business Structure and Operations covers a wide range of important issues, such as: the key economic differences between various types of funds; structuring the private equity fund to meet economic expectations and investment goals; securing maximum tax benefits for the sponsor of the fund; duties of the fund's General Partner and Investment Advisor; the major regulatory issues affecting the private equity fund; and much more.
Private Equity Funds: Business Structure and Operations reflects the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009. The authors also focus on cyber risk and the compliance obligations of investment advisers.
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James M. Schell
James M. Schell is a partner in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He represents private investment funds, banks, insurance companies, investment banking firms and other financial institutions in a broad range of financing and investment transactions. Mr. Schell heads the interdisciplinary group at Skadden Arps, which focuses on private investment funds, including leveraged buyout, venture capital and hedge funds, as well as investment funds designed to invest in particular countries or regions such as China or Latin America.Mr. Schel's work also includes a substantial number of merchant banking and venture capital transactions in which financial institutions or private equity funds acquire significant equity stakes. These transactions involve a diverse mix of equity interests, ranging from convertible debt and preferred stock to warrants and common stock. Mr. Schell, who received his J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School, is a lecturer at the Institute of International Research and American College of Investment Counsel programs.
Kristine M. Koren
Kristine M. Koren is a member of Skadden's Investment Management Group.  Her practice focuses primarily on the formation and operation of U.S. and offshore private investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, venture capital funds and hybrids.  In addition to assisting fund sponsors with their organizational structures, Ms. Koren also regularly advises on the sale of investment adviser businesses.  She represents both sponsors and investors, and provides ongoing regulatory, transactional and compliance advice.  Although her practice emphasizes asset management, Ms. Koren also handles a wide variety of general securities and corporate matters.   Ms. Koren is a member of the New York City and New York State bar associations, as well as the American and Puerto Rican bar associations.  She speaks fluent Spanish and French, as well as English.
Pamela Lawrence Endreny
Pamela Lawrence Endreny advises clients on a broad range of federal income tax matters, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs and restructurings.  She focuses in particular on the formation and operation of private equity and hedge funds and their investments as well as transactions involving investment advisors (including public offerings thereof).  She has significant experience advising clients on international acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures, divestitures and financings.  She regularly represents companies and financial institutions in connection with capital markets and derivatives transactions. She also represents clients in obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service and in tax controversies with the IRS.
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