PE Faces Shutdowns

Holman, Kelly
June 2009
Mergers & Acquisitions Report;6/22/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 25, p29
The article discusses a study by Coller Capital which found that a larger number of private equity (PE) firms are expected to close business because of the economic downturn. The study disclosed that institutional investors believe that 23 percent of leveraged buyout firms and 28 percent of venture capital firms will not be able to raise new funds by 2016. A factor that is affecting return performance is reportedly the lack of liquidity in the initial public offering and merger and acquisitions (M&A) market.


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