Investment banks beef up for take-private bonanza

Banks have been hiring staff to help financial sponsors hunt jumbo take-private deals as opportunities dry up elsewhere, writes David Rothnie.

  • By David Rothnie
  • 05 Jul 2018

A decade on from the bursting of the leveraged buyout boom, the party between financial sponsors and the banks that serve them is once again in full swing.

During the first half of 2018, M&A activity involving financial sponsors reached $169bn, a 45% rise on the same period ...

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