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Private attractions – For many company managements, the allure of becoming owners couldn’t be stronger.

By Justin Lahart, CNN/Money Senior Writer NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – Somewhere in America right now there’s a CEO staring at the ceiling and dreaming of taking his bat and his ball and heading home. What is the point, after all, of being a public company anymore? The stock market has not been kind over the … Continue reading Private attractions – For many company managements, the allure of becoming owners couldn’t be stronger.

Private Equity Shakeout Looms

As investors turn away from risky debt, conditions for leveraged buyouts get tougher; firms with the sharpest elbows will be left standing. By Grace Wong, CNNMoney.com staff writer LONDON (CNNMoney.com) — As the benign market conditions that have fueled the buyout boom come under pressure, the swelling ranks of private equity firms are likely to … Continue reading Private Equity Shakeout Looms

The Changing Face of Private Equity

The credit crunch has resulted in fewer financing options for big buyout firms. Now they’re having to reinvent themselves.   What a difference a year makes for private equity. About this time last year, the industry was inking deals at a dizzying pace and raking in massive profits, making it the hottest game on Wall … Continue reading The Changing Face of Private Equity