The ever-insightful Dan Primack of Fortune gave his take to CNBC on what the fiscal cliff means for private equity. Essentially, it doesn’t mean too much as private equity firms are operating more or less normally and their portfolio companies are largely doing the same. Of course, there’s one issue that has a big effect on private equity: taxes. If the tax treatment of carried interest is changed significantly, private equity firms will be dealt a severe blow to their compensation. Similarly, an increase in the capital gains tax rate would affect deals currently in the pipeline and may force private equity funds to hurry these deals through. Anyway, here’s the interview on CNBC:
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