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SEC and Private Equity

Throughout 2016, Ipreo’s Private Capital Markets team provided a variety of excellent, substantial material to the Ipreo Blog.

We kicked off the year with a three-part interview with Ipreo’s EVP of PCM, Kevin Black, published series on OPM method of allocating value, volatility, and DLOM, and in the fall we explored why private company valuations matter.

In 2017, you can expect more material from our subject matter experts within PCM, and today we’re kicking things off. Ipreo Private Capital Markets’ Daniel Giardina, Sales Development Representative, and Colleen Malloy, Client Development Analyst, put together this report on how the Securities Exchange Commission is dealing with the increasingly high-profile private equity class.

The following is an excerpt from the report. Get the entire document at the link below.


Another challenge facing private equity is the increasing demand for accurate and timely valuations. As John Ferro, Partner and Practice Leader of Grant Thornton’s Valuation Services noted in a recent white paper, as private equity firms st art to register with the SEC, they have to contend with the fact that “Valuations are one of the agency’s (SEC) main areas of focus” and that “it is crucial to perform the analysis [firms need] using multiple valuation approaches.” ILPA has also joined the chorus exhorting the private equity community to adopt stronger valuation practices by publishing a set of valuation principles and best practices for private equity firms. With regulators ramping up their focus focus on transparency in valuation, firms are being forced to increase their attention in this area.

Read the full Special Report – SEC and Private Equity



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