Douglas P. Warner


  • Monday, January 31, 2011
    Private equity dealmakers breathed a palpable sigh of relief in 2010. After two years characterized by anemic deal activity, limited and expensive debt financing, all "equity checks" and a lot of time spent salvaging and restructuring portfolio companies and their debts, the deal market returned strongly in 2010.
  • Monday, February 1, 2010
    This past year the private equity industry was shaken but not broken. The year began badly with the full gloom of the credit crunch with new loans virtually unavailable for acquisition financing. During the year private equity sponsors navigated, among other obstacles, difficult fundraising markets, liquidity constrained limited partners and portfolio...
  • Sunday, February 1, 2009
    Let's cut to the chase. This past year was an annus horribilis for the private equity industry. The financial crisis that started with the credit crunch in the summer of 2007 and accelerated with the collapse or bailout of numerous financial institutions worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2008 left many victims in the private equity industry in its wake...
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Private equity sponsors have increasingly been syndicating to their limited partners a portion of their equity commitments in leveraged buyouts. This has been driven partly by the desire of private equity sponsors to reduce their commitments in larger transactions to more prudent levels in light of their diversification objectives and partly by the desire...