Given the multiple waves of sanctions imposed in recent months in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, private equity (PE) firms need to be especially vigilant about ensuring their investors have not become subjects of the newly imposed sanctions. In addition, effective management of sanctions risks at portfolio companies must begin at the pre-investment phase.

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The economic sanctions that have been imposed following the war in Ukraine pose an intricate set of challenges for PE. Sanctions are driven by foreign policy and national security officials rather than regulators, so the landscape can change quickly and in the most unpredictable ways. If firms find themselves exposed, PE firms will have to navigate the complexities involved in removing sanctioned investors from their funds.

Untangling relationships can be complex—both on the investor and investment fronts. How can PE firms stay one step ahead? Read more in TechCrunch.

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Snežana Gebauer

Snežana Gebauer, a partner with StoneTurn, has 20 years of experience in managing complex international investigations for major law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and sovereign nations.  She frequently […]

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