Going-Private Deals Slowed Down In 2012, Survey Says

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Going-private transactions backed by private equity sponsors decreased in 2012 as political uncertainty and looming market risk left parties wary and increasingly likely to structure deals with safeguards against busted transactions, according to a survey released Monday by Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

While the 24 announced, pending or completed going-private deals worth $100 million or more in 2012 marked a year-to-year dip compared to 2011 and 2010 numbers — which saw 33 and 35 deals, respectively — those transactions still marked an increase of more...
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