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Transformation of private equity

Private equity (PE) could soon be rechristened ‘change capital’ or ‘value-added equity’. Expressing these views at a recent conference, David Rubenstein, co-founder of Carlyle Group, believes that going forward, “investments will be smaller and less frequent, equity levels put into deals will rise, debt will be more expensive than before and holding periods will also … Continue reading

Liberalizing royalties

On 5 November, the Union cabinet issued a press release stating its intention to liberalize the regime relating to the payment of royalties for technology transfers and for the use of trademark and brand name of foreign companies. Under extant foreign direct investment (FDI) policy, royalty payments for technology collaborations up to a lump sum … Continue reading