Creating Value in the Current Environment: Still a (Challenging) Possibility

Posted By: Karen Fisman

The abundance of private equity “dry powder” persists as a recurrent theme in 2017.  As we note in this week’s blog, there is approximately US$749 billion in North America. And if we factor in leverage, with median debt financing running at 50.5% of U.S. M&A deals in 2016, buying power doubles to about US$1.5 trillion. There is more “powder” …but why is so much of it still “dry”? Read our full article to find out. 

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