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Why Private Equity and Venture Capital Should Early Adopt This Debt Accounting Update
Posted by Michael O'Day on Feb 15, 2022 5:51:01 PM

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been evaluating accounting standards for the past several years to identify the requirements that could be streamlined. One area that received recent attention involves accounting for convertible instruments and contracts in an entity’s own equity under ASC Topic 815, Debt.

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Topics: Private Equity & Venture Capital, PE/VC, debt, convertible debt, ASC 2020-06

Investing in Distressed Debt: Tax Ramifications You Should Know
Posted by Tracy Dalpe on Jul 17, 2020 2:50:36 PM

The financial repercussions of the COVID-19 global pandemic are being felt broadly by a variety of companies, and many businesses are desperate for credit to stay afloat. In the U.S. alone, the amount of distressed debt is approaching $1 trillion. This situation may open the door for private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) firms to make investments in distressed debt, where the firm purchases a company’s debt instead of its stock.

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Topics: Private Equity & Venture Capital, PE/VC, debt, ECI, distressed debt, Investing in Distressed Debt

Tax Traps to Avoid When Purchasing Debt from Your Portfolio Companies
Posted by George Cobleigh and Claudia Mullen on Jul 15, 2020 6:11:58 PM

If you’re like many private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) firms, the financial stressors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have put added strain to the companies in your portfolio. Portfolio companies may be particularly struggling with servicing their debts in this disrupted environment. Because federal incentives generally exclude debtors that are deemed to be too large or are not backed by federal mortgage loans, it may be worthwhile to alleviate financial tension from your portfolio companies through debt purchase

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Topics: Taxes, Private Equity & Venture Capital, PE/VC, debt, debt modification, COD, purchasing debt

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