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January 14, 2012

Private equity firms are glorified loan sharks

Private-equity firms are basically glorified loan sharks that take a hands-on management role in restructuring companies in return for a big cut. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. The biggest profits come from arriving on the scene when a target is weakest, and turning it around, but taxpayers can wind up paying for that in other ways, too.
Scathing condemnation, sweeping generalizations and hugely damaging misinformation for business owners. This article has it all. 
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