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Private Equity Guide - COVID-19: Private Equity Firms and Portfolio Companies

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Private Equity Team: Ed Rhyne, Efren Acosta, Brendan Dignan, John Kaercher, Bobby PhillpottRon Scharnberg, Elaine WalshIan Jelsma
Contributors: Mark Bodron, Ty Buthod, Paul Cuomo, Ali Dhanani, Adam Griffin, Kevin Jacobs, Matt Larsen, Russell Lewis, Jamie Lynn, Robin Melman, Maureen Ohlhausen, Paul Ragusa, Gail Stewart, Andrew Thomison, Martin Toulouse, Jennifer Trulock, Eric Winwood, Bill Stutts, Terry Bessey, Cynthia J. Cole, Tim Coxon, David Cardwell, Bucky Brannen, Ali FoytJenna Kabrich, David NajeraSarah Phillips

The global health crisis related to the outbreak of COVID-19, and the resulting business downturn and uncertainty are creating unprecedented business, financial and legal challenges, including for private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Fund sponsors and their portfolio company management teams are facing crisis management scenarios that are far beyond those they have faced in the past. As a result, preparation is key.

In response, Baker Botts has prepared a comprehensive guide intended to provide private equity professionals with a resource regarding many areas in which we have seen the effects of COVID-19 impact funds and portfolio companies, including issues related to labor/employment, tax matters, working remotely and related data privacy and security issues, M&A and capital raising and deployment.

To read the full guide, click here.

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