GC2017 program det
Global Private Equity Outlook
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
International Ballroom

Gary Pinkus, Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company

John Connaughton, Co-Managing Partner, Bain Capital LP
Bruce Flatt, CEO, Brookfield Asset Management
Jonathan Nelson, Founder and CEO, Providence Equity Partners
David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

2016 was another exceptional year for private equity investment. Capital committed to traditional funds, co-investments, separate accounts and direct deals hit a record of $681 billion, beating the previous high set in 2015 by 9 percent. This session will examine major trends in private equity with a focus on the investment opportunities and the economic landscape.

  • Should more private equity funds consider permanent capital vehicles for investing?
  • Is the fee structure sustainable?
  • Are too many firms chasing the same deals, crowding the market and making new targets harder to find?
  • Are multi-strategy funds still plausible or does the industry need more specialization?
  • Will we ever see a return of mega-buyouts?