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Linklaters, Freshfields and Travers Smith fix RAC deal with Singapore’s GIC

Carlyle abandons flotation to sell half of its majority stake

Since the summer, London’s IPO market has seen postponements, cancellations and low pricings as confidence ebbed. Feeling the effects, US private equity giant Carlyle, advised by Linklaters corporate partners Charlie Jacobs and Alex Woodward, recently abandoned plans to exit roadside recovery service company RAC through a flotation, in favour of a sale to Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC.