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Dialogue between private equity and the government over carried interest has helped bring a positive outcome for the industry, according to the industry's Swedish trade body.
Michael Queen says 3i is in a 'strong position for the future' and ready to be driven forward by new leadership.
The government has closed a $1bn tax loophole used by firms to write off portfolio companies’ interest payments, vowing that firms will not 'escape their social responsibility'.
Fund formation guru Jonathan Blake has stepped down as senior partner at SJ Berwin to focus on developing the private equity practice he founded, with Stephen Kon taking over.
The global private equity firm has appointed Simon Eyers, a founding partner of 4D Global Energy Advisors, as managing director in London.
Both borrowers and lenders expect bond markets, private equity houses and other alternative sources of capital to play an increasing role in reducing Europe’s maturing mountain of LBO debt.
Russia is seeing an upturn in private equity activity, according to new figures from Ernst & Young, with deal value in 2011 double 2010 levels and deal volume also creeping upwards.

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