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Private Equity Companies May 28, 2008

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With US economy in recession and credit crunch hitting the market LBO (Leveraged Buyout) frenzy of 07 may be muted. In the first half of 2008, LBO’s fell by 40% of the dollar value of deals through July.

Nevertheless, there will be value hunters in the market buying assets at fire sale prices. Here are some of the biggest private equity firms from Fortune magazine.

Name Recent Deals Noteworthy
The Carlyle Group
The Blackstone Group Hilton Hotels
KKR

(Kohlberg Kravis Roberts)

Boots UK, TXU, Dollar General
Bain Capital Toys “R” Us, Outback Steakhouse
Warburg Pincus Bausch & Lomb, MBIA Assets in China, India and Korea
TPG

(Texas Pacific Group)

Washington Mutual
Advent International Hudson Group,

Lululemon

Euro based.
Apollo Harrah’s, Linens ‘n Things Share price tanked 40% since IPO.
Providence Bell Canada Focus on media and communication sectors
First Reserve A number of oil service companies Oil sector
Silver Lake Partners SunGuard Focus on technology
Thomas H.Lee Clear Channel
Madison Dearborn Seven niche sectors including paper products
Hellman & Freidman Getty Images
Cerberus Chrysler
Alinda Partners Infrastructure Investments
Colony Capital Real estate. Stake in Carrefour
J.C. Flowers Financial-Services companies
Apax partners Phillips Semiconductors London based
Permira Advisors Hugo Boss, Valentino Europe based
CVC Capital Partners Formula 1 Europe based
Cinven Odeon Cinemas, McVite’s brand Europe based
Terra Firma EMI Europe based
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