Bloomberg is reporting that the Carlyle Group -- the biggest buyout firm in the US, famous for having allegedly held a meeting on 11 September 2001 that included both a representative of the Bin Laden clan and George H.W. Bush -- will shortly be opening offices in Cairo and seeking to buy out Egyptian companies, probably in financial services.
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