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Andy Thomson
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.

Fine for now

Fundraising is proceeding at a fair clip amid signs that even the larger funds are still in favour. It is clear that investors are keeping the faith. But will they do so indefinitely, asks Andy Thomson?

A local face(2)

Western GPs seeking access to China are pondering how the growth of locally denominated funds might work to their advantage.

A local face

Western GPs seeking access to China are pondering how the growth of locally denominated funds might work to their advantage.

Mercapital puts auction woes behind it

The Spanish buyout firm has teamed with The Carlyle Group to buy web hosting firm Arsys for €160m – in the process avoiding the kind of competitive auction that proved unproductive for the firm this year.

Mixed signals, hopes high

Chinese regulators appear to be toying with the emotions of private equity firms through a mixture of pronouncements - some interpreted as good, some bad, others virtually impossible to interpret in the first place. On the whole, though, things seem to be moving in the right direction for general partners. Andy Thomson reports.

Arrest of Korean buyout pro sought

Byeon Yang-ho, managing director and founder of South Korean buyout fund Vogo, is the latest private equity professional to feel the heat from the country’s authorities.

Debut fund races to €300m close

AnaCap Financial Partners, a new pan-European private equity firm focusing on the financial services sector, has raised an oversubscribed €300m vehicle.

Permira almost halfway to €8.5bn target

SVG Capital and its fund management business, SVG Advisers, have committed to invest a combined €3.8bn in the new Permira IV fund, which is targeting €8.5bn in total.

Converging classes

There has been an explosion in both the popularity of hedge funds and the amount of capital allocated to them for investments. This means they are increasingly encroaching on private equity territory, says Simon Davies.

Allco reveals AU$750m war chest

Listed Australian private equity firm Allco Equity Partners has announced its intention to invest more than AU$750m over the next 12 months.
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