PE Firms Finding New Partners As Club Deals Climb

By Chelsea Naso (March 13, 2019, 3:25 PM EDT) -- More private equity firms are spicing up club deals by teaming up with sovereign wealth funds and pension funds that previously played mostly in the limited partner pool, but the updated take on the deal structure comes with its own unique set of risks.

Club deals — transactions that see more than one private equity firm join forces to buy out an asset — are again on the rise as private equity buyers with record levels of dry powder navigate a mergers and acquisitions environment characterized by a limited number of targets, high valuations, geopolitical headwinds and a tightening of the debt...

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