Special Purpose Entity

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  1. After Enron, are SPVs / SPEs considered good business practice?

    Learn how SPEs and SPVs, despite the bad publicity they received in the wake of the Enron scandal, can be used for legitimate ...
  2. What role do SPVs / SPEs play in public-private partnerships?

    Find out why governments and private actors prefer to use special purpose vehicles, or SPVs, when they undertake public-private ...
  3. Is there a limit to the number of SPVs / SPEs a company can create?

    Find out how many special purpose entities a corporation can create, and why legislating these affiliate companies can be ...
  4. What is the most typical holding in an SPV?

    Learn why property-based investments are the most common kind of holding within a Special Purpose Vehicle, or SPV, and how ...
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