private equity


The role of private equity in the U.S. economy

Jan 23, 2012
We speak to a private equity insider about whether the industry is really full of 'vulture capitalists,' or if it serves a necessary function in our society.
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Do private equity firms go too far?

Jan 13, 2012
Mitt Romney has received criticism for his time at Bain Capital. What does Bain, and similar private equity firms, really do?
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Private equity explained

Jan 13, 2012
Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It’s the technique they use that makes them special, as senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Posted In: private equity, investment, whiteboard

Private equity: Job killer or creator?

Jan 12, 2012
Professor Joshua Rauh at Northwestern University explains what private equity is, and what impact it has on the job market.
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Private equity hits the political spotlight

Jan 10, 2012
Mitt Romney’s role as founder of Bain Capital has prompted rivals to criticize him for destroying jobs. What exactly do private equity firms do?
Posted In: private equity, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Irony Watch: Atkins diet food company sold to owners of Carvel ice cream, Cinnabon

Dec 10, 2010
Atkins Nutritional Holdings, the company best-known for the low-carb Atkins diet, has new owners. And they have a sweet tooth....
Posted In: Atkins, private equity