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Private Equity Funds Expect Credit Access to Worsen, PwC Says

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Private equity funds expect the situation in the markets and access to credit to worsen this year, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Some 51 percent of the 170 private equity companies included in the study said they believe it will be more difficult to get funding, while 47 percent expect markets to deteriorate, PwC said in an e-mailed statement today.

Still, 46 percent forecast rising investment volumes while 37 percent see a higher number of exits in 2012, according to the study.

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