Audra Cohen Discusses Trend of Larger Equity Commitments in Private Equity Buyouts

September 21, 2010
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On September 21, TheDeal.com’s Deal TV featured an interview with Ms. Cohen, who was featured in another interview on The Deal TV on September 8, for her recent M&A work. In this latest interview, Ms. Cohen tells The Deal TV that the matters she handled this summer, including representing NBTY Inc. in its $3.8 billion acquisition by Carlyle Group and Dynegy Inc. in its proposed $4.7 billion acquisition by Blackstone Group LP, are emblematic of trends in private equity deals this year, including larger equity investments from private equity sponsors. Another trend, Ms. Cohen noted, is that “banks are not financing as large a portion of transactions on their own.”