Jessie M. Gabriel

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SEC Continues to Expand Examinations Focused on Crypto-Assets

Jay Clayton, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission), made clear back in December 2017 that his Commission was concerned with the proliferation of crypto-assets. The SEC defines crypto-assets as “crypto-currency (e.g., Bitcoin), initial coin offering (ICO), distributed ledger technology, blockchain and/or any related products and pooled investment vehicles.” Clayton cautioned both … Continue Reading

Co-Investment: How Private Equity Firms Can Protect Themselves and Still Make Their Investors Happy

Co-investment is a major topic in the private equity industry these days. General partners of private equity funds are faced with more and more demand from investors for co-investment opportunities or, at a minimum, the option to co-invest in the future. The prevalence of these arrangements has drawn the attention of the Securities and Exchange … Continue Reading
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