Large-Cap, Industrials Lead As US Deal Flow Ticks Up In Q3

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT) -- U.S. private equity deal flow is coming off its second-strongest quarter since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, buoyed by a surge in larger deals and continuing appetite in the industrial and consumer sectors, but attorneys say uncertainty over the presidential election spells a fourth-quarter slowdown.

Deals like Carlyle Group LP's $4.9 billion acquisition of DuPont Co.'s auto-paint unit or Advent International Corp.'s $3 billion buyout of mattress brands Serta and Simmons highlighted both trends and underscored the ongoing but still uneven recovery of U.S. buyouts....
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