Private Equity Firms Ready For More Lawsuits: Survey

Law360, New York (June 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Private equity firms have braced themselves for a surge in lawsuits as shareholders and regulators increase their scrutiny of the industry, a study reveals.

The survey, released Wednesday by risk advisor and insurance broker Marsh, shows almost half of the 150 private equity firms polled across Europe, America and Asia expect to be the target of increased litigation in the next two years, while just 6% anticipate a slowdown.

Regulators are considered the biggest menace to firms, with more than 80% of those surveyed naming state...
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