‘PE to be net-gainer in the pandemic’
'Private equity already has solid dry-powder and is more nimble than we expect'
Sitting on unprecedented dry powder levels, private equity (PE) as an asset class has of late seen relentless growth. But an economic downturn coupled with the uncertainty of a pandemneric can test its resilience. In a video interview for the latest dispatch of Mint Insight, Siddharth Shah and Aakash Choubey, partners with law firm Khaitan & Co., open up on the future of private equity—an asset class sitting at the heart of deal-making. Edited excerpts: