Two Reasons Companies Might Still Want To Tap The PE Markets As Valuations Tumble

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Michelle deBoer-Jones
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Private equity has received a lot of attention in recent months, as many investors sought out PE for protection from the rout in the public markets and hedge funds launched hybrid vehicles with PE as part of the action. Funding for startups in the more speculative parts of the market has suddenly become scarce, with The Wall Street Journal describing venture capital firms as newly “stingy.” Private equity firms are seeing an opportunity to either acquire assets cheaply or invest in companies at more attractive valuations when they need to raise capital during challenging times like this. Q2 2022 hedge…

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Michelle deBoer-Jones is editor-in-chief of Hedge Fund Alpha. She also writes comparative analyses of stocks for TipRanks and runs Providence Writing Services. Previously, she was a television news producer for eight years, producing the morning news programs for NBC affiliates in Evansville, Indiana and Huntsville, Alabama and spending a short time at the CBS affiliate in Huntsville.