Private equity publications

An unpredictable political era unfolds in Washington

PwC provides a first look at how the Trump Administration and GOP-led Congress are moving quickly to lower corporate tax rates, revamp Dodd-Frank, environmental and other regulations, rework trade pacts, spur infrastructure investment and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Election results may lead to considerable tax law changes

President-elect Trump’s tax plan includes proposals that, if enacted, could impact the private equity (PE) industry. His proposals would meaningfully reduce federal income tax rates for both individual and business taxpayers.

New Leases Accounting Standard: Potential Consequences of FASB Leases (ASC 842) for Portfolio Companies
On February 25, 2016, the FASB issued a new standard, Leases (ASC 842). Certain provisions of the new standard are particularly noteworthy for portfolio companies owned by private equity investors.

Private Equity Sector Insight – New revenue recognition accounting standard
The Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board issued a new revenue standard for Private Equity (“PE”) portfolio companies. Public companies are required to apply this to their 2018 financial statements.

Doing Private Equity Deals in the New International Tax Environment: What PE Deal Teams need to know 

The international tax landscape is on the cusp of a significant change, spearheaded by the OECD-led Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. Whilst the private equity industry is not the primary focus of the BEPS initiative, it will be impacted by these developments and in some cases may suffer from unintended consequences.

Private equity and the responsible investment journey

The private equity industry is on a journey. Its destination is one where it recognises its vital role in a sustainable financial system that rewards robust governance allied to environmental and social responsibility as a fundamental part of economic success.

Global private equity report: Unlocking value in turbulent times

10th annual survey on current developments in German and European private equity investment

Private Equity digitization - the hidden story
For private equity funds, the days of buying stakes in companies at a low price and selling high are over. More than ever, private equity managers are turning to digitization to find value where others can’t and create value to boost returns.

Private Equity trend report 2016 - Unlocking value in turbulent times
10th annual survey on current developments in European private equity investment. 

Private equity portfolio company management compensation survey
PwC’s 2016 US Private Equity Portfolio Company Management Compensation Survey highlights trends and practices in equity compensation design among US-based private equity firms.

Bridging the gap: Aligning the Responsible Investment interests of Limited Partners and General Partners
The number of investors who have adopted the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is increasing, and much has been said about fund managers (the General Partners) and their views on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues when managing funds. But what about the investors (the Limited Partners)? How do investors view responsible investment and ESG management? And how in sync are the LPs and GPs?