Private equity funds warned over quarter-end numbers

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By Owen Sanderson
09 Apr 2020

The International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines (Ipev) body has warned funds to take special care over quarter-end reporting and valuation of portfolios, so that marks for sponsor-owned companies reflect as well as they can the devastation of the coronavrius pandemic, rather than the benign conditions prevailing at the start of the year.

“It may no longer be appropriate for recent transaction prices, especially those from before the expansion of the pandemic to receive significant, if any, weight in determining fair value,” said a guidance note from the board.

The group issues guidelines, rather than hard regulation — private equity funds ...

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