Big PE Firms Eye US Middle-Market Buyouts

Law360, New York (April 9, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Large private equity funds have begun to focus closely on middle-market acquisitions of U.S. public companies as firms look to deploy capital, according to a report published Tuesday by Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

Schulte analyzed 40 middle-market deals and 50 large-market deals for the three-year period ending Dec. 31. The firm found that while volatility made it harder to determine standard market practices in the sector, more large firms were looking to acquire public companies with combined equity and debt of between $100 million and...
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