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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.
The Italian telecom operator acquired in a €12.1bn buyout in May 2005 is to begin marketing a €1.25bn high yield bond issue this week.
China Gas, the Hong Kong-listed piped gas distributor, has pulled in financing from foreign investment groups to develop natural gas projects in China.
Warburg Pincus is to make a full exit from its highly lucrative investment in Bharti Tele-Ventures, the Indian telecommunications company.
Private equity investors with exposure to South Korea have been given the jitters by a regulatory clampdown. How much do they really have to worry about? By Andy Thomson.
Buyout firms Cinven and Investcorp appear to have arrived at a novel way of funding a portfolio company’s pension shortfall – selling one of its subsidiaries.
US restructuring specialist WL Ross & Co is targeting Indian corporate restructurings and turnarounds, having teamed with a local mortgage finance group.
The US buyout outfit has completed what is believed to be the first acquisition of a controlling interest in a former Chinese state-owned enterprise by a private equity firm.
The country’s new Budget contains an important concession to the private equity industry.
The London-listed global private equity firm has stepped up its limited partner activities with a substantial investment in I2, a UK-based infrastructure fund.
Michael Kim, the former co-head of Asian buyouts at Carlyle Group, has quickly amassed $750 million of commitments for his spinout fund MBK Partners, according to a report.

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