BULL MARKET

The momentum seems to have carried on into 2006 for RWE, amidst newspaper reports that UK private equity baron Guy Hands is interested in buying Thames Water. The shares reached a record high of €65 in January, helped by the reports and by news reported last month in GWI that Macquarie Bank was also interested. It looks as if the Thames sale is going to be a slam dunk for private equity.

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