Online Commerce Draws First Wave Of Deals

Daniel Mytnik of Palamon Capital Partners
  • Clearlake, Palamon getting serious
  • Feelunique marks early deal
  • Big risks weigh on market

Online retailers have been darlings of the venture world for nearly two decades. Now private equity investors are selectively starting to go shopping there.

To be sure, many Internet retailers do not have the necessary size and scale to be viable acquisition targets for sponsors. What’s more, “PE folks are still a little scared of e-commerce,” said Michael Petsky, a partner at investment banking ...

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