Private Equity Activity Steady, But Troubles Loom: Report

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Private equity-backed transactions continued at a steady pace in the second quarter of 2011, but "signs of renewed economic headwinds” mean an index measuring such activity could come under pressure, the Private Equity Growth Capital Council said Thursday.

The council's Private Equity Index remained above its 10-year moving average, but fell slightly below its level for the previous quarter, the group said.

The dollar volume of global private equity-backed mergers and acquisitions increased by 28.3 percent from the previous quarter to $67.5 billion, but buyout funds...
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