The Capital Overhang Issue in Private Equity Funds Explored

Broadcast Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Communications Law
Jonathan Karen
Steve Brady
Mark Alimena
Mat Rosswood
Dr. Eric Warner


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