TPG Pays $12.8 Million to Settle Allegations that it Misled Investors

TPG Capital Advisors, LLC will pay $12.8 million to settle allegations that it misled prospective investors in three of its private equity funds. According to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, TPG misled prospective investors by failing to disclose its practice of requiring some portfolio companies to pay accelerated monitoring fees when certain …

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Attack of the Indirect Investor

A company’s indirect investors may sue the company and its principals for fraud, according to a recent federal court ruling in Robert Colman et al. v. Theranos Inc. et al. Private funds attorney Josh Watson discusses the case in his article "Attack of the Indirect Investor." He explains that investment managers who syndicate investment opportunities through single …

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The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Brokers

Private fund managers often use placement agents, finders, and other intermediaries to help raise capital for their investment funds. Using an intermediary that has failed to register as a broker-dealer, however, is fraught with risk. In his article "The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Brokers", private funds attorney Josh Watson cautions against using unregistered …

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Registration Exemptions for Investment Advisers

When may an investment adviser avoid registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission? Private funds attorney Josh Watson answers this question in his article "Registration Exemptions for Investment Advisers" that summarizes the requirements of two registration exemptions that are available to managers of private investment funds. To learn about the two registration exemptions read the …

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MBBP Welcomes New Attorneys to the Team

            Morse, Barnes-Brown, and Pendleton has welcomed three new attorneys: Joshua H. Watson, William R. Schmidt II, and Kelly L. Hinkel. Josh and Kelly have become members of the Corporate Practice group, while Bill has joined the Patent Practice group. Josh is an experienced private funds attorney and has joined the Corporate …

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