A Trillion dollars is sitting in private equity's pockets, looking for good business opportunities. Yes, I said a Trillion.
Already, companies are beginning to link with private equity which is a new type of money which came on board within the last decade for small and mid sized companies. The banks have had a massive slap down and will be risk adverse for the next economic cycle at least. This leaves private equity to fill the role of higher risk lender or partner. By the way, if you are a business owner,do understand that Private equity is a misnomer as it also includes debt.
Listen to this podcast from Business Week on the money private equity is beginning to spend. You will understand why optimism about the economy is beginning to grow and private equity will play a large role.
View Private Equity Stimulus Package.