Stanford scholar Shai Bernstein explored the impact of private equity firms during the financial crisis of 2008 and found that they appeared to be helpful rather than harmful amid the economic turmoil.
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Private equity is not the name of a soldier in the U.S. Army (though there is a connection of sorts as we'll see later). No, it's a way of doing business to make money for large investments of capital. So what is private equity and how does it work? CNBC explains.