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Private equity funds move into maritime industry

But analysts do not believe this signals long-term shift in sector's financing

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Private equity (PE) funds have entered the maritime industry quite rapidly in recent years with the slowdown in bank lending - PHOTO: SPH

[SINGAPORE] Private equity (PE) funds have entered the maritime industry quite rapidly in recent years with the slowdown in bank lending. However, industry players at the Asia Pacific Maritime 2014 Conference here said that although this trend may continue in the near term, it does not signal a