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Over the past decade, the private-equity industry has expanded
dramatically, more than doubling its assets under management
to nearly $2.5 trillion in 2016. This remarkable growth has been
fueled by a number of factors, including a favorable marketplace and an extended period of low interest rates. With economic conditions remaining conducive to growth, private equity firms and funds have found themselves not only in the black,
but in the enviable position of looking to put more of that cash
to good use. Consequently, they have become more aggressive
about seeking out promising investment opportunities, and
this has contributed to a growing trend of private businesses
selling to private equity firms.

Either-Or
Understanding what kind of buyer
is right for you is obviously a critical
AUGUST 2017 manufacturing-today.com

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L EGAL

legal considerations and best
practices of private-equity sales

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Private Pursuit

The surge in private-equity transactions has been evident in a wide range
of different industries, from automotive to food services. The manufacturing sector is no exception. With private
equity interest in private businesses
perhaps at an all-time high, manufacturing executives and decision-makers
would be wise to educate themselves
about the various considerations and
consequences that should be taken into
account when negotiating these deals.
Understanding the legal and logistical
landscape of private equity deals is an
important first step toward preserving
leverage and maximizing returns if a
sale moves forward.


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