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  • That leaves a challenging backdrop for raising Brit's return on equity from a five-year average of 14% to the 20% plus required to hit private equity's return targets.

    Private Equity Is Hard-Pushed to Score With Brit

  • Barring a significant improvement in energy prices, TXU creditors may call private equity's bluff.

    Apollo, TPG Played Hand They Were Dealt

  • In a Wall Street Journal op-ed last year, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warned that "private equity's wealth extraction business model" creates a "hollow economy."

    Kerry Trueman: No Contract, No Cookies: Is This the Way a Country Crumbles?

  • Reports of private equity's death may have been exaggerated.

    Apax Could Lead Private-Equity Revival

  • When public companies are on a roll, private equity's potential can seem limitless.

    Private-Equity Companies Ride the Market's Wave

  • Whether that means they would support eliminating private equity's tax exemptions or restricting banks from participating in private equity isn't clear.

    Romney Problem Is the Bain of Wall Street

  • So it was a bit jarring a few weeks back to come across a piece on lamenting private equity's inability to buy really large companies that just a few years ago were easily within reach.

    Yvette Kantrow: Means, Ends and Money

  • Private equity's inability to do megadeals is bad for shareholders of big public companies -- the piece lists investors in Microsoft, Boeing, CVS Caremark, Home Depot, Oracle and United Healthcare as examples -- "who must now content themselves with hefty dividends and steady revenue growth" rather than benefit from the quick payday that a private equity sale could bring.

    Yvette Kantrow: Means, Ends and Money

  • Although puts are quite popular, with the equity's SOIR of 1.46 ranking above 63% of all those taken during the past year, ALTR's ISE/CBOE 10-day call/put volume ratio has ballooned to 8.02, meaning that more than eight calls have been bought to open for every one put purchased in the prior two weeks.

    Bullish Options Plays In Midcap Chip Stocks

  • With institutional investors already over-allocated to private equity funds, now is perhaps a good time for more flexible private and high-net-worth investors to take advantage of the upswing in private equity's fortune.

    Humble P.E.


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