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Specialists Offer a Second Chance for the Wilted Buyout

Buyers and Consultants Create Niches to Revive Leveraged Underachievers By Martin Sikora As analytical and careful with a buck as they are, financial buyers still have their share of stumbles. Chicago-based turnaround expert Lawrence M. Adelman estimates that one-third of leveraged buyouts are “home runs,” another third are average performers, and the final third are … Continue reading Specialists Offer a Second Chance for the Wilted Buyout

Neglected Firms Get Their Chance to Grow

LBO Firms Are Taking Companies Private And Breathing New Life Into Them By Joan Harrison Investor fixation on dot-coin and other hot technology stocks has left many solid small and mid-cap industrial companies out in the cold. With their stock prices trading at all-time lows and with no capital for acquisitions, many find themselves stagnating, … Continue reading Neglected Firms Get Their Chance to Grow

M&A ROUNDTABLE Pockets of Opportunity

Financing is harder than ever to come by, the sour economy is dimming prospects for once-worthy target companies, and many prospective acquisition candidates are moving to the market sidelines rather than accepting prevailing bid prices. A bad mix for LEO sponsors! Yet, they continue to look for the special situations and structures that will put … Continue reading M&A ROUNDTABLE Pockets of Opportunity

Private Equity Firms Probe For Hidden Corporate Gems

Following a Bain Model, Sponsors Build Businesses from Orphan Divisions By Martin Sikora Corporate orphans increasingly are popping up on the radar screens of value-driven financial buyers. A number of private equity firms are actively pursuing adoption of neglected businesses that have been stunted inside major corporations and are willing to give them good homes. … Continue reading Private Equity Firms Probe For Hidden Corporate Gems