Mobee Dickson

Anyone concerned that the current high levels of private equity deals may be trailing off will be reassured by the sighting last weekend of Dickson Minto senior partner Alistair Dickson.

Dicko, as he is affectionately known at Tulkinghorn Towers, was sunning himself on the beach near St Andrews. True to form he was barking into his mobile. It might have been a personal call and not a deal at all, but somehow Tulkinghorn doubts it.