Financial sponsor teams must play waiting game

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By David Rothnie
16 Apr 2020

Banks have been building their financial sponsor coverage teams on a record period of deal making. Now they have a different fight on their hands, but bankers are playing down the threat of a 2008-style meltdown, writes David Rothnie.

Since the financial crisis of 2008, traditional private equity has been transformed. Buyout general partners (GPs) such as Blackstone, KKR and Apollo have diversified, expanding the range of assets that they invest in. In some cases their credit and real estate funds are now bigger than their original ...

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