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Private Equity: Not Diversifying, Barely "alternative," And Now On Thin Ice

by valuewalk.com posted 4weeks ago 8 views
I have always been intrigued by how private equity ever got labeled as an “alternative investment”, let alone a “diversifying” alternative investment. I get the core concept, and understand the attraction. One acquires shares in privately held companies through a non-public transaction, where the goal is a resale of the company to another company or cashing out through an IPO. And there are certainly merits as an investment. PE funds offer a way to invest in private small cap companies, levering an informational edge while avoiding both the volatility and “quarterly earnings” obsession of public companies.

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