Opinion | Demonizing PE industry may dry up essential risk capital
Private equity is one of the cleanest financial services biz in the world
It’s worth reflecting upon the extent to which the social stigma attached to business failure and the tendency to criminalize the same, can exert serious stress on an entrepreneur dealing with an already stressful circumstance
In the context of the very unfortunate demise of V.G. Siddhartha, some unfounded aspersions have been cast on the construct and functioning of the private equity (PE) industry. Given the preponderance of institutional investors and the intense diligence and regulatory scrutiny under which this industry operates, the reality is that it is one of the cleanest financial services businesses which operate globally.