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Private-equity firms are sitting on tons of cash after dealmaking dipped in 2019 — and that could force them to lower their standards to spend money

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  • Private equity executives appear to have had a harder time investing in 2019, with fewer deals clinched than the year before despite being loaded up with more and more unused investor dollars.
  • And a recent industry report indicates they have every reason to worry about a economic slowdown in the year ahead. But meanwhile, PE firms may also feel pressure to start lowering their standards to deploy investor dollars.
  • Overall, private equity firms raised a record of more than $300 billion in 2019, while the deal count for the largest deals — valued at more than $1 billion — fell read more >>>

    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com