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Brexit Q&A

15 Oct 2019
Invest Europe

A Q&A document addressing the potential implications of the UK leaving the EU for private equity firms, their investors and their portfolio companies.

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Driving European Growth

01 Sep 2019
Invest Europe

Read more about the private equity industry's key policy priorities for 2019 to 2024 in our Manifesto.

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Invest Europe's Key Policy Achievements 2014-2019

15 May 2019
Invest Europe

A two-page document describing all of Invest Europe's policy achievements over the last legislative term.

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Public Affairs Overview (Spring 2019)

29 Apr 2019
Invest Europe

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

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Guide to ESG Due Diligence for Private Equity GPs and their Portfolio Companies

20 Mar 2019
Invest Europe

This voluntary best practice guide aims to help private equity firms identify and address material ESG risks and opportunities, both prior to investment and during the ownership period. It also includes a comprehensive questionnaire covering a wide range of ESG issues.

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Response to ESMA Consultation on Sustainability in MiFID II

19 Feb 2019
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response, we express our support for ESMA’s proposed high-level principles-based approach, avoiding overly prescriptive rules, which could increase the risk of regulatory arbitrage. We also support ESMA’s recognition that any changes introduced should be applied by firms with the proportionality principle in mind, taking into account the size, nature, scale and complexity of their activities.

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Response to ESMA Consultation on Sustainability in AIFMD/UCITS

19 Feb 2019
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response, we stress the need for ESMA to stick to a high-level principles-based approach, recognising the diversity among market practitioners and allowing a certain level of flexibility in implementation (according to the proportionality principle). In addition, it is important to avoid treating ESG as a standalone or overriding risk category in the deal process, but rather to consider it as a category of direct business risks, which should be incorporated in existing functions and processes.

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Response to IOSCO Report on Leverage

01 Feb 2019
AIC/PAE

In this joint AIC/Invest Europe response, the private equity industry welcomes the two-step approach taken by IOSCO in determining consistent measures of leverage globally and advises the international regulator to explicitely exclude fund's exposures backed by uncalled commitments from the leverage calculation.

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Public Affairs Overview (Winter 2019)

14 Jan 2019
Invest Europe

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

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Position Paper on the Insolvency Directive

07 Dec 2018
Invest Europe-PAE

In this paper, the PAE welcomes the opening of interinstitutional negotiations on the insolvency file and puts forward several suggestions including on the cross-class cram down, voting procedure for approval of restructuring plans, debt-discharge period for entrepreneurs and the stay on enforcement of actions.

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