Thursday, February 11, 2016
5 Battered Private Equity Stocks to Buy for a Big Bounce: BX, KKR, CG, APO, OAK
About a decade ago, a slew of the largest and best-run private equity firms starting going public. This was due in good part to let the founders — including investing legends such as Leon Black, Henry Kravis and Henry Schwarzman — create personal liquidity but also benefit by raising capital when stock market performance was strong.
Lately though, the market has been struggling royally, and the PE space has been no exception. Anything related to finance has become a four-letter word, and the stocks of the largest private equity firms have suffered disproportionately. While the market is down around 10% in 2016, the best and brightest PE firms are down much worse — percentages range from the mid-teens to the low 20s. (more)