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March 2015 Private Equity Digest

March 23, 2015 download PDF

In this edition of the Paul, Weiss Private Equity Digest, we look at tax considerations applicable to a buy-out of a pass-through entity.

In market news, although the total dollar value of U.S. sponsor-related M&A was up in February ($14.1 billion) compared to January ($11.3 billion), the number of sponsor-related deals was down significantly to only 152 transactions, the lowest level of deal activity in the last 12 months.  Global sponsor-related M&A activity showed similar trends, with total dollar value up slightly in February ($38.8 billion) compared to January ($32.5 billion), but with a significant decline in the number of deals (377 transactions), again the lowest level of deal activity in the last 12 months.  U.S. sponsor-backed exits also declined in February ($11.7 billion) from January ($18.0 billion).

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