Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 19, Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 Bulletin focuses on regulatory changes, which impact and will be of interest to practitioners in the emerging market private capital investment community.

Of note are changes to ways in which private equity investment is regulated in Brazil, an overview of potential shareholder and director liability in troubled investee companies in Nigeria, a regional overview of practical considerations for engaging in private equity and venture capital transactions in the Middle East and trending considerations for end-of-life funds.

We anticipate that some of these matters will continue to resonate and interest attendees at the October EMPEA and The Financial Times Private Equity Week in London including the inaugural Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets Summit, 25th October and the 8th Private Equity Africa Summit, 26th October.

In this Bulletin our contributors focus on:

  • Considerations of End-of-Life Funds: This is an in-depth exploration of issues impacting fundsponsored restructurings, liquidity events and tail-end options. Consideration is also given to the increasing use of fund manager-led secondary structurings
  • Brazil’s issuance of new regulations governing the formation, operation and management of private equity funds: This is a comprehensive overview of the main changes ushered in by these regulations and highlights matters that require adjustment to harmonise with existing regulations.
  • Nigeria’s recent recession and rules governing potential shareholder and director liabilities in troubled investee companies: With the recent declaration of recession at the end of the second quarter in Nigeria by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, here is a timely consideration of potential investor and director exposure to liabilities of ailing investee companies.
  • Middle-East-based companies in popular sectors such as healthcare are proving to be attractive to investors. This article provides ten tips for private equity and venture capital transactions in the Middle East.