The buyout firms are increasingly popular among institutional investors—Carlyle just raised $27 billion.
Blackstone chief sees Biden’s planned boost for the capital gains levy as spurring more deals.
The economic slump has held down merger action in 2020.
Deloitte poll finds that 63% of dealmakers look for more activity this year, down from 2019’s expectations.
M&A was the largest motivator, as a record number of campaigns were launched.
Expansion comes amid higher skepticism of cross-border deals.
89% of survey respondents expect their deal pipelines to either stay steady or rise in the next 12 months.