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KPMG agrees to acquire Rothstein Kass

Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG has agreed to acquire Rothstein Kass. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which is expected to be completed in the coming weeks. As a result of the transaction, most of the principals and employees of Rothstein Kass will join KPMG. Based in Roseland, NJ, Rothstein Kass is a professional services provider for the hedge fund sector.

Rothstein Kass Unveils Reference Guide for PE Funds

Global professional services firm Rothstein Kass, a service provider to the alternative investment community, has published “Private Equity Fund, L.P, Proforma – Financial Statements and Independent Auditors Report,” a reference guide for the preparers of financial statements for private equity funds.

PE Worried about Green Tech Bubble

(Reuters) – Private equity firms are concerned about an investment bubble occurring in the green energy sector, among other hot industries, a survey of more than 200 fund managers said. The recent credit crisis has made investors cautious and more aware of risks that can arise from crowded investment positions, according to the survey, carried […]

Survey Says: Private Equity Outlook Is Improving

Optimism is breaking out all over the alternative asset class.

Last week, we learned that venture capitalists no longer believe their industry is “broken.” This week, private equity pros say that the credit crisis has ended or is on its way out within the next 12 months, according to the results of a survey by Rothstein Kass. Moreover, a majority of respondents said to expect more new fund launches this year than existing fund failures.

Most respondents also expected increased IPO activity and downward pressure on fees (ok, GPs probably don’t consider that last part to be good news, but I do). On the minus, 77% of respondents said that it would continue to take longer to sell portfolio companies, while just over half said 2010 deal-flow is weak.

Get all the results after the jump…

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