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Analysis

Lack Of SEC Enforcement Doesn't Mean PE Is Off The Hook

Law360, New York (November 17, 2017, 2:26 PM EST) -- The storm of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions against private equity firms seems to have calmed, but industry players should beware that the regulator is still intent on policing improper practices throughout the financial world, meaning it could refocus on PE at any moment.

The SEC spent the last few years on a crusade to curb financial reporting-related misconduct by private equity firms, with industry giants like The Blackstone Group, WL Ross & Co. LLC and Apollo Global Management among those that got hit...
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