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28 April 2011

Jimmy Choo ‘may list in Hong Kong’

Luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo, backed by private equity business TowerBrook Capital, is reportedly considering an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, which could raise £650m (€730m).

28 April 2011

Japan’s J-Star acquires care provider HCM

Japanese private equity investor J-Star has acquired a majority stake in home care provider HCM for an undisclosed sum.

28 April 2011

AAC, Parcom sell Inalfa Roof Systems to Beijing Hainachuan

Netherlands-based mid-market private equity firms AAC Capital Partners and Parcom Capital have sold sunroof specialist Inalfa Roof Systems to a Chinese trade buyer, Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

28 April 2011

CNEI invests $11m in China LED business

China-focused growth capital firm China New Enterprise Investment (CNEI) has paid $11m for a stake in LED lighting application company Nanjing Handson.

27 April 2011

Rockley Group expands China Fund, bolsters investment team

Rockley Group has bolstered its investment team following the expansion of its Beijing-headquartered and environment-focused Rockley China Fund to $200m. A source close to the fund also said it is due to complete two significant investment deals within the next quarter.

27 April 2011

Zero2IPO launches the first RMB fund of funds

Chinese research and investment business Zero2IPO has become the first private company to launch a private equity fund of funds denominated in Chinese currency.

27 April 2011

PapayaMobile raises $18m in Series B funding

PapayaMobile, a social gaming network for Google’s Android tablet computers, has secured $18m in a Series B funding round from venture capital investors Keytone Ventures and DCM.

25 April 2011

Sequoia backs Chinese online retailer Milanoo.com

US venture firm Sequoia Capital has backed Beijing-based online retailer Milanoo.com, investing in the company's business operations.

19 April 2011

TPG takes $150m stake in Chinese solar company

US private equity firm TPG is to invest HKD1.2bn ($150m) into Hong Kong-listed solar wafer maker Comtec Solar Systems, betting on the role of solar power in the fast-developing country’s energy mix.

18 April 2011

BAML Asian PE portfolio sold to Paul Capital-led consortium

The Asian private equity assets of Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) have been acquired by a consortium of four buy-out houses, led by Paul Capital.

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