Consultation Report - Market Intermediary Management of Conflicts that Arise in Securities Offerings

The Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published a Consultation Report entitled Market Intermediary Management of Conflicts that Arise in Securities Offerings. The Consultation Report looks at the issue of addressing conflicts of interest that may arise when market intermediaries are involved in securities offerings, in particular the management of information flows in conflicted situations. Comments on the Consultation Paper are due by 25 May 2007.

Private Equity – Batting for Europe

At the Mergermarket/Deal Drivers Ireland M&A Conference, Charlie McCreevy (European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services) gave a speech entitled, Private Equity - Batting for Europe. In this speech Mr McCreevy discusses the private equity industry in Europe.