What Private Equity Dealmakers Are Saying at Davos

Just a year ago, the private equity business was frozen, and fear was rampant that the global economic system would fall into the abyss. Of course, the world avoided that worst-case scenario. And while growth hasn't exactly roared back since then, the world economy is perking up -- and so is dealmaking. Following are just some of the main merger-and-acquisition themes coming out of the World Economic Forum at Davos.