Chamber of Commerce to give its outlook today

Top fund raises in December; updated agenda for inaugural CFOs & COOs Forum Europe; Chamber of Commerce gives its outlook.

Top of the pops: From our colleagues at Private Equity International, published here, a rundown of the 10 largest capital raises from December. Between them, they raked in some $31bn.

CFOs & COOs Europe: A new agenda with confirmed speakers and preliminary schedule is ready to download here. This is the first European CFOs and COOs forum, and we’re co-hosting it with sister title Private Equity International. It takes place June 3-4 in London, and will offer invitation-only CFO and COO breakfasts, expert-led panels and discussions, and the opportunity to network with more than 200 private funds professionals across four asset classes: private equity, infrastructure, private real estate and private debt. You can reserve a spot here. Hope to see you there!

The Chamber: The US Chamber of Commerce is providing a live webcast of its 2020 State of American Business event at 10am EST, when speakers will address what they see as the most important opportunities and challenges for business this year. The Chamber, you’ll remember, put some of its prodigious heft behind the campaign against Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Stop Wall Street Looting’ Act, when it produced a study on the negative effects the proposed law would have on employment, tax income and more. That no direct PE representatives are on the agenda isn’t a big surprise, perhaps. The bill, however, seems to have all but died a death. Yet if the Chamber does see any threats to PE on the horizon, you can be sure they’ll mention it.

Email prepared by Graham Bippart