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Talk on private equity

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


On 24 March 2015, James Chang [B.A. (UPenn), J.D. (Harvard); Member of the New York Bar; Associate, Skadden (Beijing)] gave a talk on private equity. The participants included law students and law professors.

The speaker commenced the talk by giving an overview of the topic. Mr. Chang gave several examples of private equity and mentioned that it can include public to private transactions, acquisition of private companies to provide for additional capital, and acquisition of business divisions for renewed forms. The speaker then mentioned the different reasons due to which private equity is a preferred means of raising equity. Mr. Chang then moved onto to elaborate on the procedure of raising funds through private equity. He also informed the audience of an important document known as the Private Placement Memorandum which details the investment particulars to potential customers. According to Mr. Chang, the investment particulars can include details of the legal and tax particulars.

The speaker then discussed the concept of leveraged buyouts and talked about the advantages and disadvantages of the same. Mr. Chang also pointed out the anti-trust issues that can arise during leverage buyouts. Towards the end of the talk, Mr. Chang spoke on the exit strategies in relation to private equity.

In the end, Syed Imad-ud-Din Asad [LL.M. (Harvard); Advocate, High Court; Founding Director and Associate Professor, SLP] thanked Mr. Chang for taking out time to share his views and expertise on the matter.



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