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The European buyout market contracted sharply during the first quarter of 2011 after a spike in activity during the last three months of 2010.

The overall value of UK buyouts has increased dramatically in Q1 2010, reaching over £5bn (Q4 2009: £1.1bn) compared to only £5.6bn for the whole of 2009, according to the latest data published by the Centre for Management Buyout Research (CMBOR) and sponsored by Barclays Private Equity.

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