This PAE response to a European Commission Consultation outlines the main concerns of the private equity industry with the definition of leveraged transactions, in particular the assumption that a transaction involving a private equity backed company should always be seen as leveraged and the treatment of infrastructure loans.
This Invest Europe response calls for the determination of simpler thresholds for the EU Merger regime.
This paper, based on the response to the Commission Consultation on the cross-border distribution of investment funds, has for objective to summarise the key issues faced by the European private equity industry with the existing passporting framework.
An Invest Europe briefing paper outlining the key requirements to facilitate and encourage investment in European infrastructure via infrastructure funds.
This PAE response to a European Commission Consultation outlines the main barriers faced by private equity and venture capital fund managers when marketing their funds cross-border. The response focuses in particular on marketing requirements, costs, regulatory fees and taxation barriers. The consultation is part of the Commission's efforts to build a Capital Markets Union in Europe.
A practical guide for pension funds on why and how to invest in private equity and venture capital. Also includes an overview of the benefits and risks involved in private equity and venture capital investments, and the different ways for institutions to access the asset class.
This joint response, with the American Investment Council, outlines why private equity firms and funds do not give rise to policy concerns regarding asset management activities, in particular when it comes to leverage and organisational requirements.
In this response Invest Europe reiterated its concerns about plans to fully harmonise insolvency frameworks across the EU. Rather than being considered barriers to the functioning of the EU internal market, differences between existing national regimes should be seen as offering a greater variety of options for debtors who operate across borders.
The response welcomes EIOPA’s amendments to the definition of ‘infrastructure projects’ and to the relevant qualifying criteria that intend to capture certain type of infrastructure corporates. It stresses however that the proposed definition of ‘infrastructure corporates’ is overly restrictive and might exclude infrastructure corporates that represent suitable infrastructure businesses. It also lies out concerns about EIOPA’s proposal to calibrate capital requirements for infrastructure corporates based on available market data.
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