About: private equity

Simon Lewis

Will a CMU deliver vital funding for Europe’s SMEs?

The European Commission unveiled its Capital Market Union (CMU) proposal last week. While the US provides a useful model for comparison, Europe must adapt SME funding to the specificities of the domestic market, writes Simon Lewis.

Venture capitalist: Private equity is weathering the financial storm

Levels of private equity investment have increased in 12 European countries despite the listless economy, a recent report shows. Vincenzo Morelli tells EURACTIV the findings show that companies backed by private equity are the most innovative in Europe.
Euro & Finance 11-11-2010

Parliament gives green light to hedge fund rules

The European Parliament approved today (11 November) new rules to regulate managers of hedge funds and private equity groups from 2013, ending long and bitter negotiations over how tough the new regime should be.
Euro & Finance 18-05-2010

Hedge funds face uncertain future after EU votes

After the European Parliament approved tighter controls on hedge funds and private equity firms yesterday (17 May), the EU's finance ministers today gave their blessing to a very different proposal, leaving the European Commission with the job of forging a "dynamic compromise" by June.
Euro & Finance 11-05-2010

Fresh row stalls Parliament vote on private equity

The contested draft EU hedge funds and private equity law has hit another snag as MEPs quarrel over whether private equity takeovers should be stripping their target companies' assets from the ground up. 

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