Private Equity Can Clear Feared Wall Of Debt: Experts

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 9:01 PM EST) -- Private equity firms that kept lenders at bay during the recession now have to reckon with a massive wall of debt that is coming due, but that alone is unlikely to cause a rash of restructurings among portfolio companies, attorneys say.

While portfolio companies are saddled with hundreds of billions of dollars in maturing debts, with some $20 billion reportedly due by mid-2013, in all likelihood the healthy businesses will be able to score refinancings or otherwise ride out the prophesied wave of restructurings.

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