Historic CARES Act Puts $2 Trillion Toward COVID-19 Response Efforts

Enacted on March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is the largest economic stimulus package in American history, providing $2 trillion in essential financial, medical and economic assistance to industries, businesses and individuals affected by this global health and financial crisis. Since the early stages, the Duane Morris COVID-19 Strategy Team has been closely monitoring developments and advising clients on the complex legal issues and far-reaching implications of the pandemic. Our attorneys have reviewed the key provisions of the CARES Act and have summarized the significant benefits, resources and opportunities that may be available to you.

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COVID-19 CARES Act and Notice 2020-18: Tax Effects on Private Equity Firms and Portfolio Companies

As the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to plague the United States, on March 27, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the previously approved U.S. Senate version of the much anticipated Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), providing a needed $2 trillion in relief to the U.S. economy that is teetering on the border of a recession. The CARES Act is the largest of its kind in U.S. history and will provide $500 billion to distressed companies, $350 billion in small business loans and $250 billion in direct payments to individuals and families.

This Alert serves as a brief overview of a few of the important provisions of the CARES Act and IRS Notice 2020-18 that will have a significant impact on private equity funds and their portfolio companies moving forward.

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