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Private Equity Buyouts Are on Their Way Back, Deutsche Bank Says

July 31, 2020, 1:10 PM

Private equity firms are waiting to put about $1.5 trillion of unspent money to use. And their bankers are getting impatient.

With buyouts down 28% globally this year, according to Bloomberg data, there’s growing optimism among some dealmakers that private equity titans will soon start splashing some cash again. Mark Fedorcik, who leads investment banking at Deutsche Bank AG, said he sees multi-billion dollar leveraged buyouts returning in the second half as credit markets reopen.

“There’s a very limited pipeline of committed transactions as you get to the fall, so the market will be potentially looking for deals,” Fedorcik...

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