How are PE firms preventing acquired companies from being able to compete effectively?

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Josh Kosman (Author & Reporter, New York Post)


John Kosman explains the downside of private equity company acquisitions. He talks about how in order to make the most profit, private equity firms make a lot of cutbacks including layoffs and are not likely to invest in research and development and new products. According to Kosman, the idea that private equity buyouts make a company more disciplined is a flawed theory.

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Josh Kosman

Author & Reporter, New York Post

Josh Kosman is the author of The Buyout of America: How Private Equity is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy. He has been covering the financial industry for nearly twenty years. Josh is a reporter for the New York Post, a former editor at Mergermarket.com and a former senior writer for The Deal and Buyouts Newsletter. He appears frequently in the media as a private equity and mergers expert.

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