Europe’s levfin should use ‘Merkron’ card to win US PE over

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By Victor Jimenez
15 Aug 2017

US private equity firms keep an eye on European deals, but their doubts over the eurozone’s future become a deterrent at times. Now that Germany and France are signalling a zealous commitment to the European project, the chance is ripe to regain their trust.

“We have been involved in a number of conversations with some of the biggest US private equity firms this year,” a head of leveraged finance told GlobalCapital recently, “and they happily acknowledge that they aren’t still convinced about Europe.”

Unfortunately, this talk sounds familiar to other bankers ...

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