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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.

Bilfinger Berger cancels IPO of Australian unit

Amid continuing falls on the Australian Stock Exchange, German infrastructure firm Bilfinger Berger has postponed the planned IPO of its Australian construction business, Valemus. The IPO was expected to raise proceeds of between A$1.22bn and A$1.39bn.

Marathon of Marathons: why UNICEF needs your help

Leading charity UNICEF has been in the frontline of helping children cope with the flooding in Pakistan. Find out how, by supporting the groundbreaking Marathon of Marathons, you can offer a lifeline to those in desperate need

Man on a mission

In the build–up to the Marathon of Marathons on 31 Oct, we talk to some of those taking part. Here, Bjorn Tremmerie, a principal at the European Investment Fund, reveals his injury setback, talks of his determination to achieve a top-quartile finish – and reaches for a tulip bulb analogy

‘Team Meridiam’ limbers up for Marathon of Marathons

Thierry Deau is leading a team of runners from Paris-based fund manager Meridiam Infrastructure as part of a 250-strong line-up for the groundbreaking Athens event, which is aiming to raise €2.5m. Find out how you can help Meridiam in its efforts to improve the lives of children around the world.

Marathon of Marathons: €1.2m and picking up speed

Fundraising for the Marathon of Marathons is nearly halfway to its €2.5m target. Find out how you can become a member of the event’s prestigious Supporters Club, which has been busily signing up new members.

GI Partners achieves rapid Yates exit

Yates Group, the UK wine bar chain, is being acquired by property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz just nine months after being backed by private equity firm GI Partners.

Oxford makes a splash

The intense rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge universities has spilled over into the alternative investment field. Andy Thomson reports.

Three Oxford colleges launch £100m investment pool

Oxford University’s Christ Church, St Catherine’s and Balliol colleges have pooled their resources to launch a £100m programme that will include private equity allocations.

Investindustrial secures €500m for Fund III

The Southern European buyout group, which invests mainly in Italy and Spain, has announced the final close of its third fund, beating an original €440m target.

Blackstone closes in on Legoland

The New York-based buyout firm is poised to complete its second major European theme park deal in rapid succession.

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