Private equity shops like Blackstone and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts are flush with cash and hungry to put that money to work. We've already seen big deals with Harrah's
The bankers and lawyers will no doubt make a killing from these deals, but the question remains: What do private equity buyouts mean for the average investor?
On the surface, investors at First Data
I posed these questions to our Foolish analysts. Matt Koppenheffer felt that buyouts were good for investors, while Tom Taulli took a bearish stance on PE buyouts.
Duel on, Fools!
- Read the bull argument
- Read the bear argument
- Read the bullish rebuttal
- Read the bearish rebuttal
- Vote for the winner
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