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Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.

Temasek, Ontario ‘agree’ $750m Kim punt

Michael Kim, the former co-head of Asian buyouts at Carlyle Group, has quickly amassed $750 million of commitments for his spinout fund MBK Partners, according to a report.

3i, the limited partner

The global private equity firm is demonstrating a penchant for investing in other firms’ funds. But don’t expect it to launch a fund of funds operation just yet, reports Andy Thomson.

Indian infrastructure deals on the rise

The $32m financing of India’s largest private shipyard is the latest in a series of infrastructure-related deals that have seen domestic private equity funds scrambling for a slice of the action.

The odd couple

All is not peace and harmony between Russia and the US in Europe’s Black Sea region. But investment groups from the two countries have joined forces to prove that co-operation is possible when money – not politics – is the motivation. Andy Thomson reports.

Senior changes at Rutland

The UK mid-market private equity firm has announced changes to its senior management team, with Chris Dowling stepping down as managing partner.

Fast-tracking alternatives

The recent announcement that UK pension fund Railpen has set aside four percent of total assets for allocation to hedge funds should come as no surprise: it has always been an adventurous investor. Andy Thomson reports.

AXA launches Asia fund of funds

The Paris-based private equity group has launched its first Asian fund of funds with a closing target of between $150 million and $200 million.

GI Partners achieves rapid Yates exit

Yates Group, the UK wine bar chain, is being acquired by property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz just nine months after being backed by private equity firm GI Partners.

Terra Firma builds UK gas pipe platform

High profile private equity group Terra Firma Capital Partners is the lead investor in the £90m purchase of a UK gas connection business from Centrica.

Terra Firma clinches €7bn Viterra deal

Terra Firma Capital Partners is set to sign terms to acquire German property group Viterra for €7 billion in Europe’s largest private equity deal to date.
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