Buyout firms will target smaller companies, pushing the number of transactions up, the consultancy predicts.
European and Asian markets regain some of Monday's losses on Tuesday as tensions over Russia's invasion of the Crimea seemed to subside.
European and Asian bourses take cover as the fallout from Russia's invasion of the Crimea hits confidence.
European markets are mixed in early trading Friday, with concerns about the situation in Ukraine affecting the mood.
Sober-suited private equity firm Blackstone Group has reached an agreement with flamboyant fashion house Gianni Versace to invest in a minority stake which values the whole company at $1.36 billion.
Buyout firm beats Investcorp and CCMP to take a 20% stake in the flamboyant fashion house.
European markets were largely down Tuesday morning after yesterday's big gains. Jonathan Braude reports from London.
European markets pause for breath Tuesday after Monday's gains.
European markets are mixed in early trading on Monday.
Continental European markets were mixed in morning trading. London rose before falling back a little on disappointing economic data.