Implications for PE of the UK leaving the EU

On March 30, 2019, the UK is set to leave the European Union. The decision will have potentially far-reaching consequences for trade relations between the EU and the UK, and thus, implications for private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds.

At Invest Europe, we monitor negotiations between the EU and the UK and analyse the possible repercussions on marketing funds, raising capital and operating across Europe.

Our aim is to provide technical, legal and political insight of the ramifications of Brexit as well as practical advice on pertinent issues, including fund location, access to investor capital, and recruitment and retention of international talent.

To that end, we are creating a wide range of resources to enable fund managers to make informed and timely choices on making preparations. As talks between the EU and UK advance, we will continue to update these resources regularly and investigate ways to extend the practical support we offer to members.

Letter on Brexit transition period

12 March 2018, Invest Europe-PAE

This letter stresses the importance for the private equity industry of transitional arrangements between the United Kingdom and the European Union after March 2019. It calls for a transition period that would guarantee the continuity of investment into the EU economy, avoid any cliff edge and allow the industry to adapt properly to new long-term arrangements.

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Brexit Q&A

19 October 2017, Invest Europe

A Q&A document on the implications of the UK leaving the EU for private equity.

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Public Affairs Overview - Autumn 2018

10 September 2018, Invest Europe

A detailed briefing for Invest Europe members on regulation affecting the private equity industry.

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Preparing for Brexit: Fund Structuring Webinars

With the UK's exit from the European Union now potentially 18 months away, many private equity managers are having to consider fund structures commonly used in the EU 27 member states.

Invest Europe is hosting a series of webinars focused on the typical structures used in various EU jurisdictions to help members understand the different options that are available. In each webinar you will have the opportunity to put your questions to a panel of local tax and legal specialists.

Brexit Webinar Series 1: Fund structures in France and Luxembourg 
21 September, 17:00 - 18:00 CET

To access the material (recording & slides) of this webinar, please enter your member log-in here.

Brexit Webinar Series 2: Fund structures in Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland
19 October, 17:00 - 18:15 CET 

To access the material (recording & slides) of this webinar, please enter your member log-in here.

Please note the Brexit Webinar Series are available only to Invest Europe members.

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Member Policy Calls

The monthly Members’ Policy Call explores the latest EU policy developments and are a chance for members to discuss them directly with the Public Affairs team.

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Opinion & Blogs

Invest Europe thought-leaders shaping the discussion on Brexit.

Leaving the Single Market: What Brexit could mean for private equity

By Michael Collins on 28 February 2017

How can private equity prepare for the challenges of populism?

By Michael Collins on 21 February 2017

Maintaining a strong voice in Europe

By Gerry Murphy on 24 October 2016

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