The largest private equity firm in the Nordics takes steps to stave off cash crunch

European private equity firms are preparing their portfolios for a potential liquidity crunch as the impact of the coronavirus roils markets and threatens global growth, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Sweden-based EQT AB and Permira have urged some companies they own to draw down credit facilities to prevent shortfalls of working capital if economic prospects worsen, according to the people.

CVC Capital Partners is also discussing the potential of tapping unused credit lines for certain firms in the future, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.

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