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.
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 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