Dan Primack

Why private equity has a tough time finding love

Private equity just wants to be appreciated. A first step would be to admit that it isn’t always acting in its portfolio companies’ best interests.

During a recent Columbia Business School conference, several private equity execs talked about what a lousy job their industry does on public relations. Specifically, they bemoaned how John Q. Public still sees them as strippers and flippers, rather than value-added investors who often leave companies better than they found them.

It certainly is true that… Continue reading

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