The Pulse of Private Equity – 10/16/2017

Private Equity’s Amazon Problem

Nordstrom, thought to be a prime buyout candidate, is now having trouble securing debt commitments for a would-be deal. It opted this week to wait until after the holiday season to assess any PE buyout, even with an investor waiting in the wings. Following the bankruptcy of Toys R Us, another PE-backed retailer, the Nordstrom story says less about the credit market