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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