Category Archives: Private Equity

Bain Capital Lowers Its Fees – WSJ.com

Bain Capital Lowers Its Fees – WSJ.com.

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Cheap Debt Fuels Private Equity Revival – NYTimes.com

The divergent approaches highlight how cheap corporate debt is fueling the recovery of the private equity business. While it remains difficult to get a mortgage to buy a home or to get a loan to fund a small business, yield-starved … Continue reading

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Wharton Conference on Private Equity

Wharton Private Equity Conference Report Private equity investors saw record yearly earnings in the boom years of 2005 to 2008 as easy access to financing led to ever-larger leveraged deals. Then it all came to a halt with the global … Continue reading

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Heard on the Street: Private Equity’s Appetite for Seconds – WSJ.com

Private equity now favors a second bite at the buyout. This year, 35% of private-equity purchases have been "secondary buyouts," when one financial buyer sells to another. That's the highest level in at least a decade, says Dealogic. via online.wsj.com

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Current State of Private Equity

Download 2010-6-9 Knowledge Wharton Private Equity Private equity investors saw record yearly earnings in the boom years of 2005 to 2008 as easy access to financing led to ever-larger leveraged deals. Then it all came to a halt with the … Continue reading

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Private Equity Firms Have Billions and Nowhere to Spend It – NYTimes.com

Private equity firms, where corporate takeovers are planned and plotted, today sit atop an estimated $500 billion. But the deal makers are desperate to find deals worth doing, and the clock is ticking. via www.nytimes.com

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Private Equity Disappoints

NYT: Pension Funds Still Waiting for Big Payoff From Private Equity The nation’s 10 largest public pension funds have paid private equity firms more than $17 billion in fees since 2000, according to a new analysis conducted for The New … Continue reading

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Private Equity Is Suffering From a Lasting Hangover

Download 2010-3-23 Private Equity's Lasting Hangover – WSJ.com U.S. leveraged-buyout volume dropped from almost $200 billion in the second quarter of 2007 to just $5 billion two years later, according to Dealogic. On the flip side, opportunities to realize profits, … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Private Equity

NYT: Buyout Firms Profited as a Company’s Debt Soared Front page of the NYT today Simmons says it will soon file for bankruptcy protection, as part of an agreement by its current owners to sell the company — the seventh … Continue reading

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Cerberus on the Ropes

NYT: Cerberus Investors Seek to Pull $5.5 Billion About 71 percent of the investors in the two Cerberus Partners funds want their assets moved into a new vehicle that will be liquidated as market conditions improve, Stephen A. Feinberg, who … Continue reading

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