Keeping It in the PE Family

Rozens, Alexandrs
July 2010
High Yield Report;7/19/2010, Vol. 21 Issue 29, p24
The article explores the trend wherein private equity (PE) firms are buying businesses from other financial sponsors. Dealmakers think that the trend are being driven by several factors including the hundreds of billions of dollars that PE firms have to put to work. It cites the 3.1 billion dollar purchase of a healthcare benefits company by BC Partners and Silver Lake from Carlyle Group. Justin Abelow of Houlihan Lokey stated that sponsors are now viewed as the most attractive buyers.


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