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Joseph Weitemeyer

A look at private equity deals by quarter.
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Private equity exit data by quarter.
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S&P and Moody’s label 71 PE-backed as distressed, up from 40 at end of Q1 Industrials leads list with 13 distressed companies A dozen PE-backed companies are in default, up from seven at end of Q1 The number of PE-backed companies with distressed credit ratings shot up 77 percent in the past three months — […]
Moody's, S&P, credit ratings, bankruptcy, default, private equity, retail
After a rough year, 88 companies, a quarter of them from the retail sector, will look forward to a fresh start. These PE-sponsored companies received distressed ratings. They’re defined as holding credit ratings of B- or lower with a negative outlook from S&P or a corporate-family rating of Caa1 or lower with a negative outlook from […]
private equity
Investment bank Goldman Sachs and law firm Kirkland & Ellis led rival advisers on completed M&A deals through the fourth quarter of 2018, according to league tables from Thomson Reuters. Goldman Sachs dominated most advisers when ranked by deal volume. The investment bank also led or was near the top across most industries, geographic locations […]
private equity, mergers, M&A
After the Q3 M&A exit market was the weakest of the year, the fourth quarter turned out to be the strongest. U.S.-based PE-backed exits posted the highest total value since Q4 2017’s $55.2 billion. All told, sponsors in the fourth quarter closed 123 deals totaling more than $34.6 billion, Thomson Reuters data showed. That compared […]
S&P, Weakest Links, private equity, default, bankruptcy, Avaya
Nearly six dozen companies have cause for concern as 2018 nears an end, and the honeymoon is over for Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and David’s Bridal. These are private equity-sponsored companies that received distressed ratings, defined as an issuer credit rating of B- or lower with a negative outlook from Standard & Poor’s or a […]
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