"On the one hand, they're going to do more deals, you know, not today, not tomorrow, they're going to let this play out a bit, but private equity traditionally before 2006 and 2007, liked to buy sectors that were doing badly. The issue is, last year, there weren't very many of those. There are going to be again.
"If you have this big global sell-off, do the corporations — there's been so much talk that corporate America has tons of cash on hand, so they'll be able to do all this acquiring. If the cash on hand goes down, and clearly, IPOs aren't the way you're going to go, where are the private equity firms going to exit, outside of to each other, but it's ultimately a shell game."
— Dan Primack, PEHub.com Editor