Creative Deal-Making Critical For PE Firms In 2014

Law360, New York (January 1, 2014, 10:08 AM EST) -- Private equity firms in 2014 will need to think outside the box to ink hard-to-find deals that carefully weigh a company’s growth potential against its high price tag, as investors continue to steer clear of more traditional middle-market buyout funds in exchange for specialization, experts say.

With uncertainty lingering in the market roughly half a decade after the financial crisis, private equity firms are finding it increasingly difficult to pick up modestly priced companies or companies primed for strong, reliable growth that justify a high multiple. Firms are expected to find more creative ways to lock in deals, including asking company...

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