Private Equity Floats - Duds and You Know It

Private equity has a reputation for buying underperforming businesses on the cheap, fixing them up, gearing them up, dressing them up for show and flogging them off to the highest bidder, usually some retail sap buying through an initial public offering (IPO). Don't blame a lion for being hungry - that’s private equity’s job and they’re pretty good at it. Wise investors refuse to play along. Shy about all floats, you’ll often hear our colleagues at Share Advisor singling out an offering for further bad-mouthing because it is being sold by a private equity seller. Intelligent Investor Funds Management...

Private equity has a reputation for buying underperforming businesses on the cheap, fixing them up, gearing them up, dressing them up for show and flogging them off to the highest bidder, usually some retail sap buying through an initial public offering (IPO). Don't blame a lion for being hungry - that’s private equity’s job and they’re pretty good at it.

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