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Category: private equity

Ernst & Young says Private Equity’s Rough Ride Isn’t Over Yet

Posted by: Peter Carbonara on July 28

Ernst & Young’s recently released mid-year report, “2009 U.S. Private Equity Watch: An Industry in Flux” is a detailed and readable summary of what went on in private equity during…

What do Private Equity Firms do all Day?

Posted by: Peter Carbonara on July 24

What are people at private equity firms doing all day now that so few deals getting done? Suduko? Facebook? According to a white paper by auditors Grant Thornton and the…

Is Bono, the BlackBerry pitchman, hurting Bono, the Palm investor?

Posted by: Adrienne Carter on July 21

Bono, the U2 lead singer, seems to be the latest pitchman for BlackBerry. His band’s latest album release, No Line on the Horizon, features prominently on the mobile device maker’s…

Private Equity Investors Still Have the Blues

Posted by: Peter Carbonara on June 15

There have been a few glimmers of good news in private equity lately (middle market deals, banking deals etc.)but the silver linings are a long way from swallowing the clouds.

The Private Equity Cash Question

Posted by: Adrienne Carter on June 02

When will private equity put its money to work? As BusinessWeek reported last month, private equity is sitting on roughly $1 trillion in cash—capital that could help revive the economy….

Private Equity’s Banking Problem

Posted by: Adrienne Carter on May 19

Here’s a follow on to yesterday’s post about private equity playing in the banking sector from our finance colleague and guest blogger, Peter Carbonara: One deal that people in private…

Private Equity’s Regulatory Arbitrage

Posted by: Adrienne Carter on May 18

Call it regulatory arbitrage. Bloomberg reports today that the Office of Thrift Supervision gave buyout firm MaitlinPatterson Global Advisers the OK to buy Flagstar Bancorp, a struggling bank in Troy,…


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