Bain chief: Private equity must help clean up credit mess

The buyout industry has been incapable of ‘using leverage sensibly’ and must support restrictions on excess LBO debt, argued Hugh MacArthur, global head of Bain & Co’s private equity practice. He was joined at PEI's Middle East Forum by Delta Private Equity's Patricia Cloherty, who noted ‘cheap debt is simply seductive, and everyone is complicit on the upside’.

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