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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.

16 December 2013

China Ireland Growth Technology Fund launches with $100m targetp

T WestSummit Capital and Atlantic Bridge have launched China Ireland Growth Technology Fund with a $100m target, AltAssets has learned.

16 December 2013

Blackstone names Amit Dixit, Mathew Cyriac co-heads of Indian operations

Private equity major Blackstone has appointed Amit Dixit and Mathew Cyriac as co-heads of its operations in India.

16 December 2013

Sompo Japan Insurance confirms talks to acquire Canopius

insurance contract form Sompo Japan Insurance has confirmed that it is in talks to acquire private equity-backed insurance group Canopius.

13 December 2013

PAG invests $250m in Universal Studios Japan

Asian asset management firm PAG has invested $250m in theme park operator Universal Studios Japan.

12 December 2013

BlueRun Ventures targets Q1 2014 for $150m fund

Early stage investment firm BlueRun Ventures is raising a $150m fund, with a final closing targeted for Q1 2014.

12 December 2013

India’s GMR Infrastructure looks to list airports unit

Bangalore, India-based GMR Infrastructure is to list its airport business, potentially raising up to $500m.

11 December 2013

Actis finally exits India’s Sterling Hospital 12 months after freezing sale processp

Sterling Hospital Global emerging markets investor Actis has finally agreed to exit its majority stake in Indian healthcare provider Sterling Hospital more than a year after putting the sale on ice.

11 December 2013

South Korea’s Vogo raises $350m for Fund II, eyes final close next year

Korea flag South Korean private equity firm Vogo Investments has reportedly pulled in $350m ahead of a final close for its second fund.

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