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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.

Flatt and Marks exclusive interviews: How ‘Brooktree’ reshapes the landscape

It’s all in the timing, or is it? We speak with Howard Marks and Bruce Flatt about the deal that has everyone talking.

Caveat emptor

Why limited partner capital could be finding its way into the wrong funds.

Short-term pain, long-term gain

It’s ultimately in the best of interests of fund managers to accept tax increases, such as the UK's new 28% capital gains rate, and move on.

Industry views differ as UK CGT rises to 28%

Responses from trade associations suggest alternative investment fund managers in the UK may have mixed feelings as capital gains tax is increased in today’s emergency budget from 18% to 28%.

Limited partners linking fees to strategy

Investors targeting infrastructure funds are increasingly in favour of differentiating fees according to investment strategies, closed-end funds rather than open funds, and creating separate infrastructure allocations. These are among the findings of a new survey from placement agent Probitas Partners.

CapDyn launches clean energy infra team

Headed by Novera Energy founder David Scaysbrook, the team will make direct investments in areas including wind farms and solar projects.

Climate Change Capital launches renewable infra team

The London-based environment-focused fund manager and adviser has established a new European renewable energy infrastructure asset management team headed by former Infracapital Partners principal Stephen Lilley.

Real estate lawyer takes project finance COO role

Oppenheimer Investments Group, the Zurich-based project finance adviser, has appointed veteran private equity real estate lawyer Iain Morpeth, who spent 23 years at Clifford Chance, as its new global chief operating officer. Among his mandates, Morpeth advised on the sale of the Millennium Dome.

Coller forks out £332m for Lloyds’ BOSIF assets

Secondaries specialist Coller Capital has acquired a majority stake in a portfolio of 40 Bank of Scotland Integrated Finance assets from owner Lloyds Banking Group.

Future Fund pays £145m to join Gatwick syndicate

The mystery of who would be the fourth member of the equity syndicate for Gatwick Airport has been solved, with Australia’s Future Fund paying £145m for a 17.2% stake in the Global Infrastructure Partners-owned asset.

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