Private equity has been making some big bets this year (just like Dick Schulze has been looking for anyone willing to make a mega-bet alongside him). Plunging into spaces like retail and media & entertainment, private equity firms appeared willing anew to pursue bets in sectors that hadn’t gone well for prior sponsors in the wake of the last boom. In other industries, like energy and power and financials, private equity stuck to its knitting, making deals that have come to typify some LBO shops. Today, peHUB breaks 2012’s Thomson Reuters data down for the first 11 months of the year.
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