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Private equity retailers falling

Private equity firms bought lots of retailers and now many of them, like Gymboree, Claire’s Stores, Rue 21 and Toys R Us, have too much debt to build e-commerce sites, as WSJ reported.

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Three of Five Biggest LBOS went bust

The January bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment means three of the five biggest leveraged buyouts of all time have resulted in bankruptcies. Besides Caesars, Energy Future Holdings (formerly TXU), filed for bankruptcy last April, and much of what RJR Nabisco became, World Kitchen, in 2002 filed for bankruptcy.

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I hope this becomes the most useful part of the site. It is where you tell us what it is really like working for a private equity owned company. Please tell us what it was like before your company was bought in a leveraged buyout, and afterwards. We will post comments, after editing, so we […]

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    Few people realize that the top private equity firms, such as Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, have become the nation’s largest employers through the businesses they own.