Private equity chief in rallying call | FT Alphaville

Private equity chief in rallying call

The new head of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has urged chief executives of private equity-backed companies to speak out to defend the industry against “misguided” EU regulation. Richard Wilson, a partner at Apax Partners, who is to be presented as EVCA’s new chairman on Tuesday, also urged investors in private equity funds to speak out against the EU directive. The directive would, among other new rules, require many hedge funds and buy-out firms to register and disclose more about themselves to regulators.