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Private Equity Newsletter — December 12, 2007

This issue includes the article “New Rule 144 Amendments Relax Rules for Selling Restricted Securities,” which discusses the amendment’s attempt to facilitate capital raising by increasing the liquidity of restricted securities. Also featured is “New Restrictions on Investments in Sudan by Illinois Retirement Systems,” which discusses how recent Illinois legislation restricts the ability of Illinois state retirement systems to invest in Sudan.