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Tuesday: Call that IPEV?

It’s Tuesday, so we are focusing on the nitty-gritty of the finance function. Dramatic events at Abraaj are throwing yet more attention on the business of valuations.

PODCAST: How to avoid pitfalls in stapled deals

Blue chip managers are using stapled secondaries deals to boost fundraising and provide liquidity to LPs. In this 17-minute podcast, lawyers from Proskauer, Debevoise & Plimpton and MJ Hudson discuss how GPs and LPs should approach this increasing transaction type.

When unicorns don’t fly, who pays the price?

In the wake of the Theranos scandal, some managers fret that if their own unicorns fail to meet expectations, investors may resort to litigation. It’s unlikely, but possible.

WithumSmith+Brown: How to approach PE valuations

Tom Angell, practice leader of WithumSmith+Brown’s Financial Services Group, outlines the AICPA’s new valuation guide and how managers can keep LPs and a vigilant SEC happy by mitigating financial reporting risk.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.

5 tips to recognize revenue and why valuations are unaffected by new rules

Private equity valuations shouldn't feel a major impact from the new revenue recognition rules, writes PJ Patel, senior managing director and co-CEO of Valuation Research Corp. But valuation professionals should pay attention to certain accounting standards that are on the horizon.

Roundtable: Why valuation rigor is more important than ever

The processes – and LPs’ interest in them – have evolved significantly over the past few years. Six experts tell pfm what the future holds.

What will valuations look like in 2019?

Tax reform, the public market, outsourcing and the regulator are all factors that private funds managers will have to consider when it comes to their calculations.

AICPA to release final version of valuation guide in May 2019

One of the guide’s authors expect it to help improve the valuation process and be useful for regulators and auditors.

New version of ‘private capital’ valuation guidelines out for consultation

IPEV's latest revisions are not radical, but there are some significant substantive changes, writes Simon Witney
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