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New Court Decision May Affect PE Fund Blocker Corporation Structures

Where a private equity fund invests in a flow-through portfolio company engaged in a U.S. business (i.e., a portfolio company organized as a partnership or LLC), certain tax-sensitive fund LPs — virtually all non-U.S. LPs and many U.S. tax-exempt LPs — typically elect to hold their share of such fund investment through a “blocker corporation.”