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Description: Private-equity firms looking to buy retail and consumer companies said they’re now able to finance deals and pay reasonable prices after the credit crisis and global recession triggered a buyout slump.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: 03/12/2010

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=a1CarvonDlcU&pos=15

Questions for discussion:

  • Does this news bode well for the economy?
  • What has changed in this industry since the financial crisis ended?
  • How do you think the industry will perform over the next year or so?

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