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Healthy Appetite for Private Equity

“We went from a crash diet to resumption of a pretty healthy appetite for private equity,” says Terrence Mullen of Arsenal Capital Partners in this video with Mergers & Acquisitions contributing editor Danielle Fugazy. Today’s fundraising climate is “both competitive and discriminating.” For more on fundraising, see the May cover story, " Capital Commitments: 5 Winning Fundraising Strategies," and for news of the firm’s latest transaction, read " Profiled PE Firm Arsenal Makes a Deal."
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