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Private Equity Council

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The Private Equity Council (PEC) is a Washington-D.C.-based lobby group for major private equity firms.

The formation of the PEC was announced in December 2006 with the stated intention that it would be "a leading advocate for the domestic and international private equity industry as well as a resource for those seeking to better understand the industry’s role in the rapidly evolving global economy." [1]

Ignacio Ramonet, writing for the Le Monde Diplomatique in November 2007, noted that: "While critics of the economic horrors of globalisation argue, a new and even more brutal form of capitalism is in action. The new vultures are private equity companies, predatory investment funds with vast amounts of capital at their disposal and an enormous appetite for more." [2]

Member Firms

In November 2007 the members of the PEC were listed as [3]

Personnel

PR Advisers

The media release announcing the formation of the PEC listed David Shapiro and Sarah Lubman from the Brunswick Group as media contacts. [4]

Contact details

Private Equity Council
950 F Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202.465.7700
Fax: 202.347.7154
Website: http://www.privateequitycouncil.org

Resources and articles

References

  1. "Private Equity Council is formed to provide research and information", Media Release, December 26, 2006.
  2. Ignacio Ramonet, "Private equity is on the prowl", Le Monde Diplomatique, November 11, 2007.
  3. Private Equity Council, "Members", accessed November 2007.
  4. "Private Equity Council is formed to provide research and information", Media Release, December 26, 2006.