Disputes in Relation to Private Equity

Low interest rates and the search for greater returns have led to increased private equity investment: deal activity in the US and UK has been at its highest level since 2007. While this growth is good news for the industry, disputes are becoming more frequent as a consequence, particularly given the surge of investment into emerging markets and increased regulatory action. In this article we explore the types of disputes that typically arise in relation to private equity, set out recent examples and explain why recent trends in private equity have led to an increased risk of disputes.