NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2012, the opportunities and challenges private equity firms will face will be strongly influenced by the U.S. presidential elections, the moves politicians worldwide make to get the economy on track, and how businesses navigate the volatile public markets. To forecast what private equity investors can expect in the year ahead, Dow Jones will convene top investors and Washington insiders for two days of in-depth discussions led by the editors of Private Equity Analyst and The Wall Street Journal.
The Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Outlook conference (http://peaoutlook.dowjones.com) will be held Jan. 25-26, 2012 in New York.
At the conference, Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners, will expand on his annual list of "Ten Surprises" and discuss how political, economic and financial events will impact the private equity industry in 2012.
Christopher Stadler, managing partner of CVC Capital Partners and head of the European firm's U.S. office, will share how his firm views the European debt crisis and how it is influencing their views on investments in Europe and abroad.
Daniel Henninger, a long-time political columnist and The Wall Street Journal's deputy editor for the editorial page, will provide his perspective on the dynamics in Washington, what investors can expect during the campaign season and what the outcome of the elections will mean for private equity.
Participants in the Private Equity Analyst Outlook conference will also hear industry leaders analyze investment and fund-raising opportunities around the world, the IPO market and more.
To register or learn more, visit http://peaoutlook.dowjones.com or call 212-416-2951.
The conference's Platinum Sponsor is Fried Frank. Silver Sponsors are MVision Private Equity Advisers, Coller Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Falconhead Capital.
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