Featured Partner: Bill Barnum
Every year, leading institutional investors, buyout professionals, venture capitalists and industry experts meet for the Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Outlook Conference. Hosted by top editors at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, this leading forecasting event consistently delivers accurate predictions and trend analysis. It is the only private equity event in the country dedicated solely to predicting the future of the asset class.
On January 26, Brentwood Associates partner Bill Barnumspoke on the panel: “The $400 Billion Overhang: Will Private Equity Become More Active In 2012?” Barnum was joined by Philip A. Canfield, principal at GTCR, and Tully M. Friedman,Chairman & CEO at FF. David Barry, managing editor of the Dow Jones Conferences, moderated the panel, which addressed the fact that while private equity firms raised record amounts of capital between 2006 to 2008, much of it has remained un-invested. As a result, LPs are nervous that firms will try to put it to work in a less-than-prudent manner. The panel discussed what it will take to continue to get deals done in the upcoming year and what will happen with the capital.