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Esporta eyed by private equity firms and property investors for up to £500m.
The fund closing by Europe’s largest property fund manager comes as research shows €95 billion was invested in European property in the first half of 2006.
Morgan Stanley’s real estate arm has signalled a retreat from the Italian non-performing loan market with the sale of five portfolios for €918.5m.
The government of Singapore’s real estate arm has purchased Munich’s tallest tower in a deal valued at €300m.
The Chicago-based firm has linked itself with self-storage operator United Stor-All to acquire and develop storage properties in markets across the US.
Daniel Cummings will become a senior advisor for international real estate at The Carlyle Group after joining as a managing director in 2000.
The US and UK-based investor has paid £571m for 290 managed pubs from Punch Taverns, its largest deal in Europe to date.
Leisure parks in Europe attract customers from across the world. US and European private equity firms, it seems, are also along for the ride. By Robert Venes.
Universities Superannuation Scheme, a UK pension fund with £22bn under management, is reportedly thinking of moving up to 20% of assets into strategies including private equity and infrastructure.
A new set of private equity valuation guidelines have been endorsed in the farthest corners of the world - but not in the US. By Judy Kuan.

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