Jersey Private Equity Services 2010

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 17:52

The 'Jersey Private Equity Services 2010' special report comprises 6 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
David Banks, director of securities, Jersey Financial Services Commision

Jersey benefits from reputation for regulation and tax probity

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 18:10

Jersey has been a significant fund services jurisdiction since the 1960s, but the ground is shifting now more than at any time over the intervening decades. »

Jane Pearce, partner, Ogier

Restructuring by banks leads to new opportunities

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 18:22

Fund formations are few and far between at the moment, but it is still possible to launch niche strategies such as clean energy, high-tech and infrastructure. These types of funds require specific expertise to set up, says Jane Pearce (pictured), a partner at the Ogier Group, which provides advice on all aspects of Jersey, BVI, Cayman, and Guernsey law and includes Ogier Fiduciary Services, which specialises in the provision of full administration services for private equity, real estate, infrastructure and mezzanine funds. »

Heather MacCallum, Executive Director, Audit, KPMG Channel Islands Ltd

Regulatory uncertainty …the certain solution

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 18:31

By Heather MacCallum (pictured) and Robert Kirkby - Over the last couple of years, there have been dramatic changes to the landscape we all operate within and the forthcoming years look like just as changeable. With such uncertainty on the horizon, how is it possible to determine operational strategy and deal with those thorny issues: Where should I domicile the fund? What are the new opportunities? »

Robert Milner, partner, Carey Olsen

Cautious optimism as service providers look for launch rebound

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 18:39

By Simon Gray - Jersey-based service providers to the private equity sector and the broader alternative fund industry mostly describe themselves as ‘cautiously optimistic’ as they look forward to a long-awaited rebound in fundraising that may come early next year and a reduction in the number of new projects that fall by the wayside or are slow to crystallise because of caution among potential investors. »

Eve Kosofsky, partner, Carey Olsen

Global push aims to capitalise on private equity rebound

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 18:48

By Phil Davis - Even the most cautious private equity professionals are starting to believe that the industry is poised to bounce back amid a number of indicators that dealmaking and fund launches are on the rise. According to Mergermarket, the value of global buyout deals totalled USD62.9bn in from July to September, the highest quarterly total since the second quarter of 2008, before the financial crisis struck in earnest. »

Kate Anderson, associate, Voisin

Investor caution drives changes to fund structures

Thu, 21/10/2010 - 18:53

After nearly two years of subdued private equity activity, signs of movement can be detected. “Projects that have been in the pipeline for 12 months or more are now close to launching and fundraising,” says Kate Anderson (pictured), Associate at Voisin, the Jersey law firm. »

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