Financial Regulatory Forum

INSIGHT: SEC delivering on promise to scrutinize private equity firms

September 15, 2016

By Todd Ehret, Regulatory Intelligence

(Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) –¬†Private equity firms in the 1980’s and 1990’s gained a notorious image as corporate raiders thriving on leveraged buyouts and hostile takeovers funded by junk bonds. The industry spawned famous tales and movies about the deals and larger-than-life personalities. Nevertheless, the number of participants and total assets of approximately $30 billion of that era were miniscule compared to today’s private equity (PE) industry, which has finally come under greater regulatory oversight. (more…)

Corporate investigations are getting riskier and more difficult, experts say

May 29, 2012

By Stuart Gittleman

NEW YORK, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) –¬†U.S. corporate officers and directors are increasingly concerned over the business and legal challenges their entities face from potential securities enforcement and criminal probes, lawyers and corporate officers are saying.