Global Opportunities in Private Equity
Monday, May 2, 2011 / 3:50 pm - 5:00 pm
Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC
Leon Black, Managing Partner, Apollo Management LP
David Bonderman, Founding Partner, TPG Capital
Jonathan Nelson, CEO and Founder, Providence Equity Partners
David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Last year saw private-equity deal-making recover to levels not seen since the onset of the financial crisis. Many PE firms have been looking to exit some of their investments, and now they've got a market that's ready to take these firms off their hands. The last quarter of 2010 was particularly bullish, with $64 billion in new deals announced and $72 billion in exits (setting a new quarterly record). And the early months of 2011 have been marked by blockbuster PE-backed IPOs, including HCA, Kinder Morgan and Nielsen. Are additional megadeals in the cards? What's the current outlook for fundraising? What are the opportunities in emerging markets?