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PE fund adviser pays $1.5m to settle SEC fee violation charges

New York-based investment adviser Insight Venture Management LLC has agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty and and $864,958 in disgorgement and prejudgment interest, to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it charged excess management fees and failed to disclose a conflict of interest to investors relating to its fee calculations. 

FTX law-suit targets VC and PE firms

A class-action law-suit filed on behalf of investors in Sam Bankman-Fried’s failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, has accused a number of venture capital and private equity firms, including Sequoia Capital, Thoma Bravo and Paradigm, of hyping the “legitimacy” of the business, according to a report by Bloomberg.

US DoJ probes Blackstone, Apollo and KKR & Co on overlapping board seats

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has launched an investigation into whether the way a group of private equity majors, including Blackstone Inc, Apollo Global Management Inc and KKR & Co, influence the boards of US corporates violates antitrust laws, according to a report by Bloomberg. The report cites unnamed

AIMA and the ACC welcome positive progress on ELTIF regulation reforms

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), a global representative for the alternative investment industry, and its private credit affiliate, the Alternative Credit Council (ACC), has welcomed the political agreement on the European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIF) Regulation confirmed earlier this week. The modernisation of the ELTIF framework will lead to

CMA blocked record three M&A deals in past year

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) prohibited three merger & acquisition deals in 2021/22, the highest on record in a single year. The number of blocked deals in 2021/22 equates to 5.5% of all deals reviewed by the CMA that year, says Thomson Reuters.  In the previous decade, the CMA

Ocorian obtains three new licences from the Central Bank of Ireland

Diversified financial services group, Ocorian, is targeting growth in the €3.88 trillion Irish funds market after being granted three new licences by the Central Bank of Ireland, making it one of just a few non-bank providers based in Ireland able to offer a full range of services for a wider

SEC fines PE adviser Energy Capital Partners over undisclosed expenses

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged New Jersey-based investment adviser Energy Capital Partners Management LP (ECP) with allocating undisclosed, disproportionate expenses to a private equity fund it advises. ECP agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to settle the SEC charges and has voluntarily paid back more than $3.3


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