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Private Equity Firms Poised to Sign Record Number of Deals

Private Equity Firms Poised to Sign Record Number of Deals

Very large buyout funds are being raised and along with the big funds comes the challenge of having to buy big companies, says Brenda Rainey, a senior director at Bain & Company.

  • julio 19, 2019
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Financial Times

Private Equity Firms Poised to Sign Record Number of Deals

Private equity firms are this year set for their highest number of deals as record-low interest rates spur debt-fuelled company buyouts.

A report by Bain & Company forecasts an all-time high of 212 “take-private” transactions this year, compared to the previous high of 192 in 2007.

The flurry of activity comes at a time of record-low interest rates, which have helped private equity buyers secure cheap financing for deals.

“These transactions need masses of debt and equity,” said Brenda Rainey, a senior director at Bain & Company, “The debt markets are supportive.”

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