Private equity will buy up companies to the tune of $1 trillion this year

Dec 17, 2021
Thanks, in part, to the pandemic — and the low interest rates that have accompanied it.
Private equity firms, largely invested in by endowments and pension funds, often buy companies saddled with debt, revamp them and sell them for a profit.
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Pandemic puts more rental properties in private equity hands

Oct 21, 2021
Investment firms might be able to pay more for renovations, but critics say they accelerate evictions.
With landlords dealing with financial stress brought on by COVID, selling properties to private equity firms can be appealing.
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Why private equity firms are hungry for old-school food brands

Sep 7, 2018
They aren't buying the food companies for the long run or the delicious taste.
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