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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 

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.

Massive demand, slow supply

Africa has an enormous need for infrastructure projects. But investors say deals still take too long to get off the ground, and too long to complete - and it’s not the credit crunch they blame. Philip Borel reports.

Party time

It’s been a big, busy week for Infrastructure Investor, with crowded networking events taking place on both sides of the Atlantic to mark the launch of our magazine and website.

The case for forward thinking and a global approach

Financing infrastructure is of critical importance if the world is recover at least some of its former economic momentum.

Private equity must help clean up credit mess says Bain chief

The buyout industry has been incapable of ‘using leverage sensibly’ and must support restrictions on excess LBO debt, argued Hugh MacArthur, global head of Bain & Co’s private equity practice.

The long view

Despite the current economic problems, private equity to anticipate a profitable future, writes Philip Borel.

On the inside track

Buyouts in China are still elusive, but Hony Capital has amassed a portfolio of 25 control investments already. Chinese institutions and international blue-chip limited partners make up an illustrious funding base. Philip Borel asks founder John Zhao how he did it all.

Tons of data, bricks and mortar

Internet traffic is growing rapidly, and so is the need to store data in safe, reliable places. A UK-based fund manager is pursuing an investment strategy based on the trend. Philip Borel reports

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