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FCPA Violations Affect a $13.5 Billion Merger and Highlight the Impact of ESG Issues on Private Equity Investments

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are investigating Biomet for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), a federal law that prohibits US businesses and individuals from paying foreign officials in order to obtain or retain business. Biomet, a medical device maker owned by Goldman Sachs and a group of private equity firms, was in the spotlight once again due to Read More…

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Climate Change Data Assists Investors in Identifying Leading Companies

The abundant increase in quantitative data detailing the effects of climate change has prompted many investors to evaluate the environmental risks and opportunities in their investments. This enables them to better assess their investee companies’ preparedness to thrive in an economy increasingly impacted by a changing climate. “It is not only completely possible for investors to include these factors in their decision-making… [but] it helps you identify a Read More…

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Oak Hill Capital Partners Releases its Inaugural ESG Report: A first among U.S.-based middle market private equity firms

October 31, 2013 By: Andrew Malk and Jennifer Pennell Oak Hill recently released its first ESG report, which is particularly notable given that it was the first ESG report published publicly by a U.S.-based middle market private equity firm. The report details Oak Hill’s environmental, social, and governance initiatives, emphasizing ESG integration across the investment cycle. Notable best practices described in the report include: forming a committee dedicated Read More…

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KKR Releases 3rd Annual ESG Report

By Dana George Earlier this week Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR) released its third annual ESG report, Creating Sustainable Value: Progress through partnership.  KKR began managing ESG issues in 2007, in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which positions it as an ESG leader in the U.S. private equity sector. Since 2008, KKR has continued to expand its Green Portfolio Program (GPP), adding more companies each year. Read More…

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