In 2013, the private equity market underwent a rebalancing as firms shifted their attention from increasingly volatile emerging markets to the developed economies. Heightened confidence in the growth prospects of the United States and Europe, together with strong public equity and debt markets, are boosting the value of PE-driven sales, even though deal volume dipped from 2012. Similar trends occurred at a global level. At the same time, competition remains fierce as new entrants, including asset managers, are moving into the PE space. And the global regulatory landscape has shifted, with PE activities increasingly subject to alternative investment rules, which add new layers of complexity to doing business. How are those changes impacting the industry’s ability to raise capital and invest in private companies? Our panel will delve into these and many other issues.
Leon Black, Chairman and CEO, Apollo Global Management, LLC
David Bonderman, Founding Partner, TPG
John Danhakl, Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, LP
Jonathan Nelson , Founder and CEO, Providence Equity Partners
Maria Bartiromo, Anchor and Global Markets Editor, Fox Business Network