A warm welcome to Jeff Watson, our guest columnist. We hope Jeff will visit us on a weekly basis to give an update on what is hapening in the world of private equity. Here's what's new from Jeff Watson:
Private Equity Funds are turning their attention towards the emerging markets as the U.S. and Western Europe economies continue to withstand economic slowdowns and the global credit crunch. New York-based private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) announced this week that it will be opening an office in India by the end of this year.