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Valuations easing but caution still needed

Anil Thadani, chairman of Symphony Asia Holdings, says prices are still high and company is taking its time to pick its investments.

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Mr Thadani prefers to do deals where there is some relationship with the seller, which would then have a desire to prefer Symphony Asia over somebody else. Its Christian Liaigre acquisition in May came through a business partner.

ANIL Thadani, the private equity investor known previously for chairing hospital operator Parkway Holdings, says valuations for Asian consumer-oriented private companies are still high. But at least they are going in the right direction - down.

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