Dry Powder Could Fire PE Past Dampers In 2012

Law360, New York (January 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST) -- This an extraordinarily uncertain year for private equity, but the sheer abundance of dry powder and looming fund deadlines could fuel a resilient deal market in spite of fitful times, attorneys told Law360.

While 2011 faltered, disappointing expectations for a banner year in the private equity space, 2012 holds opportunities for firms that are opportunistic enough or eager enough to put dry powder to work before it’s too late, attorneys said.

But there are daunting challenges as well. From the instability of the eurozone, to the...
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