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23 April 2014

Pork giant WH Group slashes IPO target, buyout backers to keep stakes

Private equity backed pork production titan WH Group has reportedly slashed its upcoming Hong Kong IPO by two-thirds amid market volatility and rising valuations.

22 April 2014

Actis invests in emerging markets mobile marketing company Upstream

UK emerging market firm Actis has completed a “significant” investment in mobile monetisation company Upstream.

22 April 2014

Matrix Partners secures $350m for third Chinese fund

china chinese flag Venture capital firm Matrix Partners has hit the target for its third China-focused fund.

22 April 2014

Baring PE to sell jewellery recycler Net Japan to Orix in $204m deal

jewellery-necklace-pearl Baring Private Equity has reportedly agreed to sell diamond and jewellery recycler Net Japan to Orix Corp in a deal worth about JPY21bn ($204m).

22 April 2014

TPG-backed consortium acquires China’s Chindex International

surgey-operation-medical-healthcare-doctor-patient-hospital A consortium backed by private equity firm TPG Capital has agreed to acquire Chinese hospital operator Chindex International for around $433m.

17 April 2014

Bain Capital, Carlyle in bidding for $700m Standard Chartered Hong Kong finance unit

building_office_glass Global buyout giants Bain Capital and Carlyle are reportedly among the first round bidders for the Hong Kong consumer finance unit of Standard Chartered, which could be valued at up to $700m.

16 April 2014

RRJ Capital backs China’s Nature Packaging with $50m investment

china beijing_sq Asian private equity firm RRJ Capital has reportedly backed Chinese paper packaging business Nature Packaging Group.

16 April 2014

Warburg, Matrix Partners invest $70m in Chinese online recruitment business Liepin

recruitment US buyout house Warburg Pincus has teamed up with Matrix Partners China to invest $70m in Chinese online recruitment service provider Liepin.

15 April 2014

Laird acquires majority stake in private equity-backed Model Solution

korea dragon stone British electronics and technology group Laird has agreed to buy a majority stake in Korean prototype design company Model Solution in a consortium with private equity firm Skylake in a £40.4m deal.

15 April 2014

Baring Private Equity Asia sued by Indian Schools

india5_lrg Baring Private Equity Asia has been sued by Global Indian Schools Holdings, which is arguing that the buyout firm vetoes a series of acquisitions to prevent the company from meeting its profit targets.

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