Spread of the vultures’ wings

Figures compiled by The Sunday Business Post show the extensive wingspan of US private equity funds in the Irish market – and their increasing threat to debtors

13th August, 2017

There’s more than one way to measure the scale of the involvement of US private equity funds in the Irish market. Your tool of measurement may relate to your politics, or your view of the role the funds – commonly called vulture funds – play in the multibillion euro Irish toxic debt market.

It could be how much was spent by ‘special situations funds’ or ‘opportunity funds’ on Irish debt (tens of billions);...

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