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10 April 2014

Fenox Venture Capital launches $100m fund

gulf-flags-middle-east-mena Venture capital firm Fenox Venture Capital has launched a $100m fund targeting seed, Series A and pre-IPO deals in the US, Asia and the Middle East.

10 April 2014

Japan’s GPIF eyes private equity investments

Japanese flag pole Japan’s $1.26tn Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is looking to make private equity investments. GPIF is currently in talks in currently in talks with private equity firms to increase its exposure to alternative assets, said head of the fund’s research department, according to Reuters. He added that GPIF’s idea is “to treat alternatives as an[...]

10 April 2014

TPG eyes finish line for lengthy Asia fundraise amid senior staff shakeupp

Asia Pacific Global private equity firm TPG Capital’s latest Asia fundraise has reportedly pulled in $2.9bn amid a shakeup of its senior management.

9 April 2014

Temasek launches private equity co-investment fund

singapore_skyscraper_170 Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek has launched Astrea II, a co-investment private equity vehicle.

9 April 2014

Ex-Alibaba CEO’s firm Vision Knight raises $550m for second fund

china chinese flag Private equity fund Vision Knight, which is led by former CEO of Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba David Wei, has secured $550m in its second fundraise.

9 April 2014

Warburg Pincus, Apax Partners in next bidding round for bad debt manager China Huarong

china chinese flag US buyout house Warburg Pincus and UK firm Apax Partners have reportedly advanced to the next round of bidding for a stake in China’s largest bad debt manager China Huarong Asset Management.

9 April 2014

FountainVest acquires 10% stake in IMAX China

cinema 12_sq Canadian cinema chain IMAX has agreed to sell a 20 per cent stake in its Chinese business to private equity firm FountainVest Partners and investment group China Media Capital.

9 April 2014

Cerberus drops out of Seibu IPO

japanese home_sq Private equity firm Cerberus has decided against participating in the upcoming IPO of Japanese railway and hotel group Seibu.

9 April 2014

Private equity-backed pork producer WH Group set for giant Hong Kong IPO

Chinese pork producer WH Group, could raise around $4.3bn through its recently reported Hong Kong IPO, with the potential to grow to as much as $6bn.

9 April 2014

Indian wearable technology startup Ineda Systems raises $17m

India and California-based wearable chip startup Ineda Systems has raised $17m to further develop the company’s new class of highly integrated, ultra-low power semiconductor and software products.

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