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18 April 2011

Brazil overtakes China as most desirable emerging market

Brazil has overtaken China to become the most attractive emerging market destination for private equity capital, according to a survey by Coller Capital and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.

18 April 2011

Baring-backed take-private set to go ahead at Harbin Electric

Emerging market-focused private equity firm Baring Private Equity Partners is backing the CEO of Chinese electric motor manufacturer Harbin Electric to take the $630m company private.

14 April 2011

Warburg Pincus invests $100m in Indian logistics firm Continental Warehousing

US private equity firm Warburg Pincus has invested $100m in Indian logistics company NDR Group for a minority stake in its flagship company Continental Warehousing Corporation.

13 April 2011

KKR puts $159m into Masan in Vietnam’s biggest ever PE deal

New York-listed private equity giant KKR has paid $159m for a ten per cent stake in Masan Consumer, one of Vietnam’s largest private sector companies, in the country’s biggest ever private equity deal.

12 April 2011

Prudential-Fosun China fund looks overseas for opportunities

A private equity partnership between US life insurance and investment management firm Prudential Financial and Chinese private conglomerate Fosun Group is to invest part of its capital overseas.

12 April 2011

Silk Road closes Mongolia-focused fund on $30m

Mongolian investor Silk Road Management has raised $30m for the first ever private equity and venture capital fund focused on the Central Asian country.

12 April 2011

Blackstone hits first close for yuan fund

US private equity firm Blackstone has reached the first close of its yuan-denominated fund.

11 April 2011

Arcapita smashes return targets with Indian healthcare exit

Bahraini Islamic investment firm Arcapita has sold its stake in Indian healthcare company MedPlus Health Services to a consortium of private equity investors, with returns of over 60 per cent above its expectations for the sale.

7 April 2011

Asian funds slower to cut fees than western counterparts

Asia Pacific-focused private equity funds are not cutting fees below two per cent like their peers in the West, according to a survey by Hong Kong-based fund manager Squadron Capital.

6 April 2011

KKR and founder to buy out Yageo for $1.6bn

Private equity giant KKR and TM Chen, the founder and chairman of Taiwanese electronics business Yageo, are set to buy out 100 per cent of the company’s equity for TWD$47bn ($1.6bn).

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