4 PE Questions The New Opportunity Zone Regs Don't Answer

By Benjamin Horney (May 13, 2019, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government's recently proposed opportunity zone regulations left open some questions plaguing private equity clients, including whether they'll be able to use triple net leases and how qualified opportunity funds should be structured.

The proposed regulations, released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury late last month, did clarify a few important issues pertinent to private equity players, but there are still an array of questions left unanswered. Further guidance is expected this summer, but many private equity clients will want to forge ahead with setting up qualified opportunity zone funds, or QOFs, which can be properly formed when eligible...

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