Big PE Deals Off To A Slow Start In 2012: Report

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Big-money mergers and acquisitions continued a yearlong skid through the first half of 2012, as buyers and sellers remained weighed down by tough economic times worldwide, according to a Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP study released last week.

The report, which focused on private equity buys of U.S. companies worth at least $500 million, showed a continued slowdown in the marketplace — largely driven by widespread economic strain. The first six months of this year brought just six such deals, the report says, down 33 percent...
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