"Private equity panel bullish on buying"
Broward Daily Business Review, October 13, 2010
Harris Siskind was quoted regarding the current environment for private equity merger and acquisition transactions. “There is a tremendous amount of uncertainty just over what the composition of Congress will be when they return from the elections,” he noted, particularly with regard to possible actions on capital gains and dividend taxation. Mr. Siskind also said that deal financing remains more challenging than it was at the economy’s peak several years ago. “While debt financing is back, and it is available, the process of getting the debt financing closed is taking a little more effort and is a little more complicated,” he stated, “so I think people need to allocate additional time for negotiations with their debt financing partners.”