Tim Powers in PEI: Perspectives 2014 - Leveraged Forecast

12/10/2013


Finding attractive private equity investment opportunities didn’t get any easier in 2013...

In Europe, where the value of private equity-related loans has risen by nearly 50 percent year-on-year but still amounts to just a quarter of US lending, there are indications that 2014 will bring increased access to financing for private equity firms.

“There is some prediction that the debt markets in Europe are going to start loosening up,” says Timothy Powers, a partner who oversees the international practice at law firm Haynes and Boone, LLP.

“There is going to be some regulatory pressure coming down to dispose of assets and because of that you’re going to start to see some private equity come in and acquire that debt. While you might see some early loss of capital going on with the European banks, it will also free them up to start making loans again.”

Excerpted from PEI, December 10, 2013. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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