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Private Equity: Winners and Losers

The collapse of some major high street names have left thousands jobless and cost the taxpayer millions. Fran Abrams looks at the role of the firms' private equity backers.

Recent high-profile collapses of high street names such as Comet, Phones4U and other companies have left thousands of people out of work and have cost the taxpayer millions in statutory redundancy payments and unpaid taxes. This week File on 4 goes behind the headlines to examine the role of the companies' private equity backers. Were these failed businesses which were bound to have to close? Or might they have survived for longer under different ownership? Fran Abrams investigates.
Producer: Emma Forde.

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38 minutes

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Sun 9 Nov 2014 17:00

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The collapse of some major high street names have left thousands jobless and cost the taxpayer millions. Fran Abrams looks at the role of the firms' private equity backers.

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  • Tue 4 Nov 2014 20:00
  • Sun 9 Nov 2014 17:00

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