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Why are private equity firms postponing stock market flotations?

Guy Fraser-Sampson says volatility in markets has halted IPO plans

Wednesday, 24 February, 2010

Guy Fraser-Sampson, Private Equity expert and author of Private Equity As An Asset Class, says the unexpected extra volatility in public equity markets has forced private equity firms to postpone their plans to launch IPOs.  He says investors are going to have to get used to much lower returns in private equity, at least in the short term.
Mr Fraser-Sampson, who teaches the Private Equity module to Cass MBA students, explained his views for this week’s Cass Talks interview.  Cass Talks is a series of free video and audio interviews uploaded weekly each Wednesday, presented by BBC Business Reporter and current Cass EMBA student, Alex Ritson.
The interviews are an opportunity to hear Cass faculty give their perspective on current business and finance news stories, global issues affecting the business world and new research coming out of the School.
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