Chart Of The Week: Nineteen Portfolio Cos. File For Bankruptcy So Far In 2012

The number of U.S. buyout-backed companies that filed for bankruptcy protection so far this year is 19, which is the total for all of 2011.

The latest tally is significantly less than the 85 that filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009 alone. Despite continued volatility in the credit market, the number of businesses filing for bankruptcy has diminished since the market contraction that took hold ...

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