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UK private equity firms 3i and ECI Partners have been linked with the acquisition of an estimated £1.25bn of NHS contracts to run primary healthcare centres. 3i, ECI Partners and Merrill Lynch Private Equity were named in one consortium, while Alliance Boots, owned by US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, has been confirmed as […]
European fund investors – or limited partners – are increasingly turning to the emerging markets of China, according to a new survey from Epiven, which found that 79% are experiencing increased exposure, with 52% already having some allocation to China and 88% expecting their allocation to increase. Global or western private equity firms managing China-focused […]
The private equity industry in the UK has become more transparent as a result of the publication of the Walker Report, but not necessarily better understood. That is the verdict of new research from financial adviser Grant Thornton, which surveyed 100 senior private equity executives. Of those surveyed, 68% said the industry is now more […]
There is a pleasing irony in the world’s most powerful buyout heads giving up on their anonymity and wandering into the spotlight at precisely the point when market dynamics have turned their firms’ huge firepower into blanks rather than blank checks. Earlier this week, Permira unveiled an 84-page account of its structure and activities in […]

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