Global Conference 2011

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?


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

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