Even before the COVID-19 crisis, private equity was experiencing a boom in record-breaking deals and huge sums of dry powder in the market. While specific industries like retail, energy, oil, and gas have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, private equity firms have rallied quickly to make deliberate investments while supporting their portfolio companies impacted by the crisis. But can this trend survive in what is anticipated to be a long recovery? How are asset owners balancing the decisions around their portfolios while grappling with the social impact of this crisis on communities? This conversation features J. David Enriquez, Jim Walker, and Michael Elio.
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