Upbeat message from Dubai

With 600 delegates at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, PEI's 2007 Private Equity Middle East Forum in March was a sell-out success. The Forum's main message to practitioners was overwhelmingly positive: there is still an immense amount of work to do if private equity is to fulfil its potential in the region. But although investment in regional businesses continues to trail funds raised, local practitioners are confident that they are laying the foundations for an exciting and prosperous future.