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Debt levels at a high in private companies

By Gillian Tett, Louisa Mitchell and Peter Smith

Published: May 24 2006 21:58 | Last updated: May 24 2006 21:58

Private equity groups operating in Europe are loading the companies they buy with record levels of debt, new data show.

In particular, the so-called "leveraged ratio" – or the ratio of debt to core earnings – has risen sharply, suggesting that some companies could struggle to repay debt if their performance deteriorated suddenly

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