Editor: Stephen L Ritchie
The past year has shown once again the resilience of the private equity market and the creativity of private equity dealmakers. Given PE funds' creativity and available capital, private equity will likely continue to play an important role in the global economy and will further expand its reach and influence, even in the face of potential political, regulatory and economic challenges. As private equity has grown, it has also faced increasing regulatory scrutiny throughout the world.
Energy underpins our economy and is central for economic growth globally. Energy makes possible the investments, innovations and new industries that are the engines of jobs, growth and shared prosperity for entire economies. Although fossil fuels remain critical energy resources across the globe, the energy landscape is transforming, and renewable energy continues to play an increasingly important role in helping countries develop modern, reliable and resilient energy systems.