The Pulse of Private Equity – 11/26/2018

PE carveouts on the rise


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Activists, shareholders and corporate boards are all increasingly vocal about focusing on core investments, which often translates into selling off non-core assets. Not every PEG is experienced in carveouts, which are riskier and more challenging than standard buyouts. But for investors who have done them in the past, the current market is presenting more opportunities than usual to buy “orphans” and form standalone businesses. Corporate sellers are taking into account after-tax savings stemming from the 2017 tax cuts.