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The year in private equity

What started out as a banner year for buyout deals quickly soured when the credit crisis hit. A look at the biggest stories of the year, and what's in store for 2008.

What's ahead?
What's ahead?
While the megadeals may no longer be on the cards, don't count private equity out.

Tighter debt markets are expected to force out smaller players and bring prices back down to more rational levels.

In 2008, expect smaller-sized buyouts and for firms to scour the globe for deals.

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