PE Connect

Corporate partner Laura Brunnen and Finance partner Leon Stephenson have recently been featured in the private equity publication The Drawdown.

Authors: Leon Stephenson

PE increasingly aware of its blind spot?

Many sectors are grappling with the challenge of delivering more diverse and inclusive work environments. However, when it comes to private equity, the statistics show our industry has further to go than others.

Laura Brunnen, partner at Reed Smith London and founder of The 1973 Club for women in private equity has recently contributed an article to an industry publication The Drawdown - this drew on the themes and comments from our joint panel event in September with PwC.

To read the article, please visit The Drawdown.

Fund finance and the model LPA

Investors and funds will both be familiar with the limited partnership agreement (LPA). After all, the LPA is the key legal document governing the relationship between investors and the funds they invest into. Yet, despite its significance for the sector, for years there has been no consistent form of LPA in the market. This has now changed, with the recent release of the Model LPA by The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA).

Leon Stephenson, partner at Reed Smith London office discusses some of the areas where the ILPA Model LPA addresses concerns of lenders, and other areas where it does not.

To read the article, please visit The Drawdown.