The Deal Video: Pepper Hamilton's Ed Dartley Talks Valuations

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Right now, private equity firms are sitting on a cash glut that represents an all-time high for the industry, nearly $1 trillion. Perhaps unsurprisingly, says Pepper Hamilton securities lawyer Ed Dartley, we're also seeing too much capital chasing too few deals. Private equity is spending more capital on less M&A, but it remains to be seen how long into the future this trend will extend. At The Deal, banking and legal sources still expect an uptick in deals this year--as long as the market, and lenders, support it.

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Topics:  Acquisitions, Banks, Equity Securities, Finance Lenders, Investment Firms, Mergers, Private Equity

Published In: Finance & Banking Updates, Mergers & Acquisitions Updates, Securities Updates

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