Private Equity Buyout funds have more than doubled since 2002.  Given the likelihood of an increased flow of deals to the market due to the impact of Coronavirus, whilst private equity firms sit on over $1tn of 'dry powder'.  There is a sense of optimism throughout the market, however an element of caution given the economic upset and fatal damage the Coronavirus has inflicted.  An interesting period for the industry, perhaps time for more connectivity?