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Trends Watch: Private Equity Investing

Mar 30, 2023

By Elana Margulies-Snyderman 

EisnerAmper’ s Trends Watch is a weekly entry to our Alternative Investments Intelligence blog, featuring the views and insights of executives from alternative investment firms. If you’re interested in being featured, please contact Elana Margulies-Snyderman.  

This week, Elana talks with Rainer Busch, Founder and Managing Partner, Mercury Partners Private Equity.

What is your outlook for PE investing?

While the economy is facing headwinds resulting from the slower growth, higher interest rates and higher inflation, these will result in a less attractive exit environment and the correction in valuation will present attractive investment opportunities.

Where do you see the greatest opportunities and why?

Companies that offer essential goods and services as well as companies that reduce cost and improve productivity will be attractive investment opportunities. Technology and software companies at a reasonable valuation will be among the greatest opportunities.

What are the greatest challenges you face and why?

Finding interesting investment opportunities at attractive valuations.

What keeps you up at night?

The polarization in the U.S. and the risk of escalation of international conflicts.

The views and opinions expressed above are of the interviewee only, and do not/are not intended to reflect the views of EisnerAmper.

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Elana Margulies-Snyderman

Elana Margulies-Snyderman is an investment industry reporter and writer who develops articles, opinion pieces and original research designed to help illuminate the most challenging issues confronting fund managers and executives.

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