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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 global private equity firm is demonstrating a penchant for investing in other firms’ funds. But don’t expect it to launch a fund of funds operation just yet, reports Andy Thomson.
RR Donnelley, North America’s largest printing company, has agreed to acquire China’s Asia Printers Group for $95m from CVC Asia Pacific.
The JP Morgan Partners affiliate is aiming to announce a first closing of its new fund later this month, with current levels of demand indicating it will be significantly oversubscribed.
The European private equity firm is targeting the possible buyouts of Royal Dutch/Shell’s LPG unit and Ruhrgas Industries – taking the total value of deals the firm is currently linked with to about €18bn.
The fund of funds arm of Paris-based Finama Private Equity has bolstered its mezzanine operation with the appointment of Pascal Feucher as an investment manager.
Central and Eastern Europe is not as risky as you might think says Robert Conn, managing partner at Polish private equity firm Innova Capital.
The recent announcement that UK pension fund Railpen has set aside four percent of total assets for allocation to hedge funds should come as no surprise: it has always been an adventurous investor. Andy Thomson reports.
The European mid-market private equity firm has reached agreement to acquire the digital cordless business unit of the Netherlands’ National Semiconductor Corporation.
The Stockholm-based firm’s buyout of the Danish clothing group is its first major acquisition of a family-owned business.
Terra Firma Capital Partners is set to sign terms to acquire German property group Viterra for €7 billion in Europe’s largest private equity deal to date.

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