Saturday, September 1, 2012
Private Equity Sharks
Summer 2001 in honor of the Shark. Private equity underwriters (PEU's) managed $750 billion in assets at the end of 2001.
For the last decade PEU sharks hunted for companies. By 2007 they were in a full-out feeding frenzy. At the end of 2011 PEU's had
in assets under management.
That's 300% growth in AUM over a decade, which means more
are in the water. 2012 is the
Year of Dividend Bleeding
hunting PEU sharks are "gonna need a bigger boat." It seems one may be up
for the task
PEU Report/State of the Division