No EMI for Permira

EMI Group PLC (LSE: EMI) has ended talks to be acquired by Permira. According to Bloomberg, this is Permira’s fifth straight failed attempt to acquire a publicly-traded company in < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Britain. The previous four were Britvic PLC, McCarthy & Stone PLC, De Vere Group PLC, W.H. Smith PLC and HMV Group PLC.