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Private Equity in the United Arab Emirates: Market and Regulatory Overview

Thomson Reuters

By Danielle Lobo and Silvia Pretorius

A Q&A guide to private equity law in the United Arab Emirates.

 

The Q&A gives a high level overview of the key practical issues including the level of activity and recent trends in the market; investment incentives for institutional and private investors; the mechanics involved in establishing a
private equity fund; equity and debt finance issues in a private equity transaction; issues surrounding buyouts and the relationship between the portfolio company’s managers and the private equity funds; management incentives; and exit routes from investments. Details on national private equity and venture capital associations are also included.

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