PE Firms Have Cash To Burn In '17 Despite Political Concerns

Law360, New York (January 2, 2017, 1:03 PM EST) -- Private equity firms will enter 2017 looking to deploy the cash they’ve hoarded in the seller-friendly environment of recent years, but experts anticipate the new year will look a lot like 2016 when it comes to buyout and fundraising activity.

An air of uncertainty also looms with President-elect Donald Trump set to take office in mid-January, leaving many firms and managers cautious of potential regulatory and economic changes that may come with the new administration.

Overall, 2016 had been slower than the record pace set in...
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