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Deal Origination And Hollywood Misconceptions

Deal Origination And Hollywood Misconceptions
Many misconceptions about private equity persist. They stem from the industry's nascent years in the 1980s when firms would buy companies using a great deal of leverage, strip their assets, break them apart, add little (or no) value, and make over-sized returns.  Movies such as "Wall Street", "Other People's Money", and even "Pretty Woman" helped perpetuate this notion. One of… read more →