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News analysis: Why Leon Black likes India

Buying equity is not the easy way of making control investments in India, which might just be the most over-geared country in the world.

Loan to own Why Leon Black likes India

Buying up Indian corporate debt is a more attractive option than equity, which is one reason Apollo Management has singled the country out for special attention amongst the BRICs, writes Philip Borel 

Triumph of execution

As the head of a firm that has just raised the largest fund the infrastructure asset class has ever seen, GIP’s Adebayo Ogunlesi has reaped the benefits of delivering on a strategy that countered many prevailing notions when it was first devised. Philip Borel caught up with Ogunlesi to reflect on the firm’s progress to date

Germany roundtable: "There’s confidence out there”(2)

The storm over Europe is tearing into investment strategies across the continent. However, the private equity opportunity in Germany, according to three market insiders, remains intact.

Germany roundtable: "There’s confidence out there”

The storm over Europe is tearing into investment strategies across the continent. However, the private equity opportunity in Germany, according to three market insiders, remains intact.

Germany roundtable: "There’s confidence out there”(3)

The storm over Europe is tearing into investment strategies across the continent. However, the private equity opportunity in Germany, according to three market insiders, remains intact.

Privately Speaking: Joe Giannamore of AnaCap Financial Partners

What happens when you launch a private equity firm dedicated to investing in financial services at a time when asset valuations are so madly inflated you can’t find anything to buy? You adjust your strategy and build start-ups. But then what do you do when Lehman Brothers blows up and turns an already challenging predicament into something altogether more dangerous? Throw in the towel? In his first ever interview, AnaCap Financial Partners founder Joe Giannamore, a former internet entrepreneur and horse riding professional, explains to Philip Borel how and why his firm has managed to get through it all

Private To Public: Getting real

Private equity can’t afford to ignore the ongoing controversy around carried interest and taxation

A slow burner

In this edition of Infrastructure Investor, we take a close look at trends in the North American market for private infrastructure finance.

Permira plots first equity-only deal

The proposed £225m take-private of UK specialist life company Just Retirement will take Permira’s current fund to just under 60 percent invested. The deal is being led by James Fraser.
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