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26 February 2014

VC-backed solar company HelioVolt to lay off staff, halt production after SK Group drops support

jersey-sunset Venture capital-backed thin-film solar module maker HelioVolt has been forced to shut down manufacturing and lay off staff after strategic investor SK Group dropped its support of the company.

25 February 2014

Siguler Guff BRICs veteran Dinneen leaves for Emerging Markets Private Equity Association

Pat-Dinneen-Photo158x158 Siguler Guff private equity veteran Patricia Dinneen has left the business after a decade to become a senior advisor at the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.

25 February 2014

CDH Investments buys into Chinese gold mine

Chinese private equity firm CDH Investments has acquired a 20 per cent interest in the Eastern Dragon gold mining project in Heilongjiang Province, China, for $40m.

25 February 2014

CVC raises $3bn towards latest Asia buyout fund

European private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has raised $3bn towards its fourth dedicated Asian buyout fund, with a final closing anticipated within months.

24 February 2014

Carlyle-backed Focus Media already eyeing $1bn IPO following 2013 delisting

stocks2_lrg Carlyle-backed Chinese display advertising business Focus Media could hold a $1bn IPO in Hong Kong next year despite only being delisted from the Nasdaq last summer.

21 February 2014

Asia’s fund managers show improved performance as consolidation continuesp

The prevailing view may be that Asian private equity is becoming less attractive relative to established Western markets, but a select group of Asian private equity managers bucked the trend by distributing more capital in 2013.

21 February 2014

China’s Morningside pulls in $280m for third TMT fundp

china-flag-chinese Morningside, the private investment group launched by Hong Kong’s Chan family in 1986, is within a whisker of its target for its third TMT fund after pulling in almost $280m.

21 February 2014

Blackstone nears $3.5bn mark for Asian real estate fundp

china dragon_sq Private equity major Blackstone has raised nearly $3.5bn for its Asian real estate fund, AltAssets has learned.

21 February 2014

AIM’s China Private Equity Investment Holdings rebrands as Adamas Finance Asia

AIM-quoted China Private Equity Investment Holdings has rebranded as Adamas Finance Asia, following its recent joint venture agreement with Hong Kong-based asset management group Adamas Asset Management.

20 February 2014

KKR co-founder Kravis: gaining control stakes in emerging market companies “really tough”

kravis KKR co-founder Henry Kravis has highlighted the emerging markets as “really tough” places to pick up controlling stakes in companies, singling out India as a particular problem.

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