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2 January 2014

PE-backed pair among five Chinese IPOs give go-ahead after 12-month moratorium

stocks2_lrg A pair of private equity-backed businesses have been given the green light to list on mainland Chinese stock exchanges following a year-long moratorium on IPOs.

27 December 2013

Hahn & Company acquires Hanjin’s bulk carrier business

korea dragon stone South Korean private equity firm Hahn & Co has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Hanjin Shipping’s bulk-carrier business.

20 December 2013

Blackstone exits India’s Emcure Pharmaceuticals to Bain Capital

india5_lrg Blackstone has exited its investment in Indian company Emcure Pharmaceuticals to fellow private equity major Bain Capital.

20 December 2013

Carlyle backs India’s Global Health

Private equity firm Carlyle has acquired a minority stake in Indian hospital and healthcare provider Global Health.

19 December 2013

Bank of America Asian PE spinout NewQuest nets $215m for Fund II first close

The direct secondaries firm formed by the spin out of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asian private equity assets two years ago has hit a $215m first close for its first independently-raised vehicle.

19 December 2013

Carlyle nets $16.5m paper profit one week after $25m Fu Shou Yuan funerals deal

funeral_lrg Private equity giant Carlyle has made a $16.5m paper profit on its $25m investment in Chinese funeral services business Fu Shou Yuan just a week after backing the business.

18 December 2013

Darby Private Equity exits Leadcorp

Korea flag Franklin Templeton Investments’ private equity arm Darby has sold its stake in Korean consumer finance business Leadcorp on the KOSDAQ Market of Korea Exchange.

17 December 2013

CVC Capital Partners hits $2bn first close for latest Asian fund

korea dragon stone London-headquartered private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has reportedly held a first close for its fourth Asian fund.

17 December 2013

EQT invests in Chinese Papa John’s Pizza, Dairy Queen franchiser

Swedish private equity firm EQT has bought a majority stake in Chinese ice cream and pizza franchise business F&B Group.

16 December 2013

Osaka cancels railway sale after local government turns down Lone Star bid

japanese home_sq The Osaka prefecture has reportedly cancelled the sale of Osaka Prefectural Urban Development after the local government turned down a $755m bid from private equity firm Lone Star Funds.

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