No more Mr Nasty guy

Sponsors of aggressively structured buy-outs might be tempted to cut their losses and run before the economic slump gets much worse. But, in many cases, it’s in private equity’s interest to play nice — and the signs so far are encouraging.

  • 26 Nov 2008

Private equity sponsors have so been playing ball with investors in their leveraged portfolios. Just this week, for instance, CVC announced it had injected $445m equity into PBL Media, the Australian media group.

If the economic downturn gets worse, though, sponsors could start taking some hard nosed decisions.

Paradoxically, ...

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