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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.
Woori Bank is currently raising a vehicle that could become Korea’s largest buyout fund, according to a report.
The concept of alignment of interest – the bedrock of the LP/GP relationship – appears to be under threat according to the findings of a new survey.
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.
An investment group led by Sydney-based Pacific Equity Partners appears to have missed out on what could have been Australia’s largest buyout to date.
The Australian investment bank is reported to be close to agreeing the purchase of Taiwan Broadband Communications in a secondary buyout from Carlyle Group of the US.
When it was revealed that the head of US broker Refco had allegedly concealed $430m of debt, one question that needed answering was whether investors in the firm should have known more about goings-on behind the scenes. Andy Thomson asks a corporate governance specialist about the lessons for private equity.
The Russian investment bank and Asian investment company have teamed up to establish the Russia New Growth Fund with commitments of $150m.
Listed Australian private equity firm Allco Equity Partners has announced its intention to invest more than AU$750m over the next 12 months.
Nordic Capital has agreed to sell the Nordic distributor of installation-related products to Cinven and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in a secondary buyout.
The chairman of the UK telecom group has suggested a buyout firm could snap up the business in light of its alleged under-valuation by the stock market.

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