The private equity industry has endured a tumultuous year since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and some underperforming funds could end up closing their books as a result. But many of the funds that have survived the crisis now find themselves in a strong position with a large amount of cash, looking for investment opportunities, one market expert told CNBC.
And as confidence starts to seep back into the private equity industry, deals are starting to be done. Blackstone snapped up a 50 percent stake in City of London office complex Broadgate from British Land, for $127.5 million Friday. Such deals could become a lot more prevalent in the coming years as the industry looks to unleash its cash hoard, according to one market watcher.
Private Equity has Cash to Splash
The rate of spending from the private equity industry will rise rapidly over the next few years as there is a lot of cash in reserve, Jon Moulton, former managing partner of Alchemy Partners, told CNBC Friday.
No Debt Available to Markets
Access to debt is still an issue, says Mike Elliott, global metals and mining sector leader at Ernst and Young. He speaks to CNBC about the thawing of capital markets.
Rise in Resources
Resources will continue to rise but the question is how quickly, says Mike Elliott, global metals and mining sector leader at Ernst and Young.
The Case for Uranium
Kevin Kerr, president and chief trading officer at Kerr Trading International, is bullish on uranium as nuclear energy is becoming vital to economies like China.
Gold Stocks Lose Luster on Profit-Taking
Gold falls off its highs on profit taking. Mike Elliott, global metals and mining sector leader at Ernst and Young speaks to CNBC about investing in the safe-haven commodity.
Take Profits Once Gold Goes Below $1,000
Take profits on gold once it closes below the $1,000-level, says Jonathan Barratt, from Commodity Broking Services.
Opportunities in Energy
There are good opportunities in the energy space, says Jeremy Hook, client advisor at TMS Capital, told CNBC.
Top Currency Picks
The currencies of Australia, Norway and Brazil will likely do well, says Vassili Serebriakov from Wells Fargo.