An interesting piece by Caroline Humer ran on the Reuters wire a few days ago titled U.S. Management-Led Buyouts Soar. What's most astounding is her statistic on U.S. management buyouts.
"So far this year, $74.7 billion has been announced in U.S. management buyouts compared with $9.2 billion last year, accounting for more than 9 percent of U.S. merger and acquisition deals, up from 1.2 percent in the year earlier period. That growth also outpaces the growth in U.S. private equity and M&A overall, up151 percent and 25 percent respectively this year."