Minority Investments By Private Equity Funds

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 11:49 AM EST) -- It’s no secret that, while prognosticators may be predicting that a stronger economy is around the corner, the M&A market at most levels continues to suffer and the financial markets remain in a shambles. Many healthy sellers are holding out for a market rebound, and many buyers remain unwilling to meet sellers’ pricing demands. Before you think all is lost — there is some private equity capital in the game.

In a typical pre-crisis leveraged buyout transaction, a private equity firm would buy majority control of...
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