The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has written to 130 private equity firms offering to “assist with their compliance” as it scrutinizes the pipeline of upcoming IPOs to ensure foreign...
Australasia | 20 Nov 2013 |
Proposals have been released on extending Hong Kong’s offshore funds tax exemption to include PE and setting up open-ended investment companies. Market watchers are encouraged, but know they must be patient
Regulation | 20 Nov 2013 |
India plans to impose a 20% withholding tax on foreign investors in private companies who exit their holdings through a buyback of shares. Investments routed through jurisdictions such as Mauritius and Singapore to take advantage of double tax treaty...
South Asia | 01 Mar 2013 |
Private equity investors will qualify for the profits tax exemption extended to offshore funds in Hong Kong as part of government efforts to encourage more vehicles to domicile in the territory.
Regulation | 27 Feb 2013 |
The Indian government is close to settling its $2.6 billion tax dispute with Vodafone, according to the country’s finance minister. If the issue can be resolved it would reassure foreign investors’ concerned about the tax treatment of transactions...
Regulation | 31 Jan 2013 |
A host of leading private equity firms has been subpoenaed by the New York attorney general as part of an investigation into whether they have engaged in tax evasion strategies.
North America | 03 Sep 2012 |
Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has abolished rules requiring private equity and venture capital firms to apply for securities licenses. The move is intended to make it easier to set up funds, thereby facilitating investment into...
Southeast Asia | 31 Aug 2012 |
The Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) has expressed its concern that the draft guidelines on India’s proposed anti-avoidance legislation are too vague.
South Asia | 05 Jul 2012 |
Asian GPs have lagged behind other regional institutions in getting to grips with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. The time has come to face the impact these rules could have on local firms
Regulation | 04 Jul 2012 |
The Chinese government is preparing legislation that clarifies how GPs and LPs are taxed on gains derived from local currency partnership funds. Clearer guidelines would help, but it likely means a larger tax bill
Greater China | 09 May 2012 |
India has postponed the implementation of anti-avoidance legislation, which impacts the tax treatment of offshore structures used to channel capital into the country, and reduced the tax rate on capital gains arising from private equity transactions....
South Asia | 08 May 2012 |
China's central government is planning to impose a 35-40% capital gains tax on investments made by private equity and venture capital funds, as part of the effort to streamline its taxation system for such vehicles.
Regulation | 30 Apr 2012 |
India’s Finance Ministry is reportedly considering a move to halve the long-term capital gains tax imposed on private equity investors to 10%. It is seen as an effort to shore up PE interest at a time when there is considerable uncertainty about the...
South Asia | 23 Apr 2012 |
Foreign private equity investors remain concerned about perceived ambiguities in India’s proposed anti-avoidance legislation, which impacts the tax treatment of offshore structures used to channel capital into the country. The legislation forms part...
South Asia | 29 Mar 2012 |
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India's private equity industry is in a state of transition, and only funds that are nimble on their feet and adaptive will ultimately survive. Find out what you need to navigate India's changing landscape at the 14th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture India Forum on 5-6 December. Last year's Forum was attended by more than 250 top executives coming from 15 different countries and territories around the globe. Over 50 LPs joined the event, including dozens of foreign investors looking to increase their allocations to India or to invest in the country for the very first time. The conference featured in-depth analysis about India's private equity industry with sessions that covered topics ranging from confronting the difficult exit and fundraising environment, to understanding regulatory changes, to predicting where the industry will likely be in 2015.
Date: 5-6 December 2013
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After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
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