Five Articles PE Sponsors Must Review in Anticipation of 2022

The end of a year provides a convenient line of demarcation for PE sponsors to reflect on lessons from prior years, as well as to prepare for the year ahead. To assist with that process and to predict the trends and challenges PE sponsors may face in 2022, the Private Equity Law Report has surveyed an array of industry professionals; SEC enforcement actions, risk alerts and regulatory proposals; speeches by SEC officials; and other inputs. To that end, the Private Equity Law Report is highlighting five articles from its archives that cover issues fund managers should monitor and prepare for as we enter 2022. Among others, these articles cover the difficulty of retaining talent amid the lateral movement of legal and compliance professionals; the increase of GP‑led restructurings and other secondary transactions after a pandemic-induced lull; techniques for adjusting to the lack of U.S. regulatory clarity on environmental, social and governance investing; the flurry of SEC activity expected out of the Gensler regime; and ways emerging managers can thrive despite investor consolidation into a small number of large managers.

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