Davos 2009: Donald Gogel Calls Buyout Firms Capital Pool `Mini TARP’

February 1, 2009

Here’s more from the World Economic Ski Retreat as Donald Gogel, chief executive officer of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc., talks with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker about the available capital pool of private equity firms:


Davos 2009: Rubenstein Says Buyout Financing May Resume by Year End

January 31, 2009

From the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland here’s David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, talking to Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker about the outlook for Private Equity dealmaking in 2009:

Davos 2009: Weil Says `Tremendous Deals’ Await LBO Firms With Money

January 28, 2009

The current economic crisis (I must admit that La crise has a bit more of that dramatic gaullic flair to it, especially when the panic mongering television hosts in France try to connect it with all the ills of the world) has led to a boom for consultancy and advisory services for the finance sector.  Here’s Mark Weil, head of financial services for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at Oliver Wyman, talking with Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua about the global banking crisis and outlook for private equity firms:

Davos 2009: Quarta Says Era of Private Equity `Mega Deals’ Is Over

January 28, 2009

First off, Bloomberg has been doing a great job of covering the Davos Ski Weekend ’09.  I tip my well insulated hat to them.  Here’s Roberto Quarta, a partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc., in a interview with Bloomberg’s John Dawson about the outlook for the private equity industry for the foreseeable future: