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Private Equity Insight: Dividend Recapitalizations

Speakers: Cary S. Levinson and Tom Pickette

6/20/2007

Podcast Category: Corporate

Pepper Hamilton and PricewaterhouseCoopers recently released a new study that presents findings from a survey of private equity firms. The study is entitled “Private Equity Insight: Dividend Recapitalizations” and was conducted in association with mergermarket, a research and publishing company.

Some key findings include:

  • 97 percent of respondents expect to recapitalize portfolio companies in 2007
  • the majority of dividend recaps will involve middle market companies
  • most firms are comfortable with post-dividend recap leverage ratios of 3.5 or 4 to 1.

Listen to this short podcast with Pepper partner Cary Levinson and PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Tom Pickette, as they discuss the highlights of this interesting survey.

MP3 File