This report marks the second issue in BerchWood Partners’ 2013 series of private equity market surveys, which are intended as a vehicle to share Berchwood's views and insights with colleagues in the private equity community about specific regions and sectors considered particularly noteworthy. This issue highlights the fundamental shifts in the global energy landscape, such as the unprecedented shale gas revolution, which are creating massive investment opportunities in the near and longer term. These in turn are causing huge ripple effects down the value chain and into adjacent markets across the globe. For private equity, this does indeed represent the opportunity of the century—which is good news for investors and the broader economy.