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24 March 2014

Temasek acquires 24.95% stake in retailer AS Watson for $5.7bn

Asia Pacific Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek has bought a 24.95 per cent stake in health and beauty retailer AS Watson & Co from billionaire Li Ka-shing’s firm Hutchison Whampoa in a $5.7bn deal.

24 March 2014

Japanese banks back CVC’s fourth Asian fund

japanese home_sq CVC Capital Partners has secured commitments from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank for its fourth Asian fund.

24 March 2014

Temasek in talks to sell buyout funds stakes to Ardian

Singapore's sovereign wealth fund Temasek is reportedly looking to sell $1bn worth of stakes in its leveraged buyout funds to French private equity firm Ardian.

21 March 2014

Asia-Pacific focused SSG secures over $200m for new fundp

Hong Kong investment firm SSG Capital Management has raised more than $200m for its new fund, AltAssets can reveal.

21 March 2014

Qiming closes fourth dollar-denominated China fund on $500m

china chinese flag Chinese early-stage investment firm Qiming Venture Partners has reportedly closed on $500m for its latest dollar denominated fund targeting its home region.

20 March 2014

Altius, Castling partner to target South Korean institutional investors

South Korean private equity advisory firm Castling Investment Group has inked an agreement with Altius Associates to provide South Korean institutional investors with private equity, real assets and infrastructure products.

20 March 2014

J-Star hires Yuki Kashiyama as operating principle

Japanese flag pole Japanese private equity firm J-Star has appointed Yuki Kashiyama as an operating principle.

19 March 2014

L Capital backs DR.WU Skincare with NTD750m investment

taiwan_sq Private equity firm L Capital has made an investment of NTD750m ($24.6m) in Taiwanese clinical skincare brand DR.WU Skincare.

19 March 2014

Cerberus-backed Seibu secures regulatory approval for IPO

japanese home_sq Japanese railway and hotel group Seibu has secured regulatory approval for an IPO, which will enable its private equity backer Cerberus to reduce its stake and end a feud with the company.

19 March 2014

Riverside easily beats target in $230m second Asia-Pacific fundraisep

river-rapids The Riverside Company has followed up its recent $1.5bn flagship fundraise by pulling in more than $230m for its second Asia-Pacific vehicle.

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