Private Equity Power List

10 dealmakers that are poised to dominate the game
Fortune ranks and rates today's leading private-equity firms. (more)

Private Money
To the Average Joe investor, it must seem that somewhere beyond the reach of his stock portfolio and his mutual funds, there is a realm of wealth creation, and what happens inside this exclusive enclave is roiling the economy in a way that it never has before. (more)

Wall Street's man of the moment
With a history-making deal and a headline-making birthday party, Steve Schwarzman has become the symbol of a new era in finance. And that's always a risky proposition. (more)

The ins and outs of private equity
Private equity firms are all the rage, and growing in size and number. But what exactly do they do, and why has there been such an increase in their numbers? Fortune's Rik Kirkland explains. (more) video

Private equity top 10 The biggest private equity deals ever. (more)
Banks love buyouts too Gone are the days when investment banks sat on the sidelines of the private-equity boom, content to let their M&A divisions collect advisory fees on deals. (more)
Private equity's PR problem Just as buyout firms were starting to lose their 'corporate raider' image, a bigger issue is boiling to the surface. (more)
Debunking the private equity myth Does the private equity boom mean that no company wants to be public anymore? Hardly. Fortune's Adam Lashinsky explodes the hype behind today's business buzz. (more)