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7 November 2011

Kleiner Perkins to raise $250m China VC fund

Venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers (KPCB) has indicated it will launch a $250m fund to invest in growing businesses in China.

5 November 2011

CDC appoints former Clinton Foundation exec as new CEO

cdc_diananoble UK emerging markets investor CDC has appointed Diana Noble as its new CEO. Following the announcement of a new business plan in May, she will lead the company as it places an increased emphasis on sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.

4 November 2011

India’s ICICI targets $100m stake in Videocon subsidiary D2H

satellite-dishsq_lrg ICICI Ventures, the private equity arm of Indian banking giant ICICI, is reportedly eyeing a 25 per cent stake in Videocon’s direct-to-home broadcast services division, valued at between $75m and $100m.

4 November 2011

Yunfeng, Silver Lake complete $1.6bn Alibaba deal

China-based private equity firm Yunfeng Capital and global buy-out house Silver Lake have led a consortium of investors in the purchase of a five per cent stake in Chinese online marketplace Alibaba valued at $1.6bn, according to Reuters.

4 November 2011

Mandarin to launch $1bn Sino-European fund

Sino-European buy-out firm Mandarin Capital Partners is planning to launch a €1bn fund next year to capitalise on the growing demand for foreign buy-outs by Chinese firms.

3 November 2011

Chinatrust Financial to launch $300m VC fund

Taiwanese credit card issuer Chinatrust Financial is planning to raise $300m for its first venture capital investment vehicle to target Taiwanese companies operating in China.

3 November 2011

EI, GTI partner for $75m Indian hotel deal

Equity International (EI), the Chicago-based private equity investor and builder of companies outside of the US, has partnered with India-focused firm GTI Capital for a $75m investment in Indian hotel developer SAMHI.

1 November 2011

Asian VC firms lead $20m round for YPX Cayman

Asian venture capital firms Hotung Investment, Mitsui Global Investment and Qiming Ventures have led a $20m Series B financing round for Chinese wonton restaurant chain operator YPX Cayman Holdings.

1 November 2011

Navis eyes $338m exit for Kings Safetywear

Malaysia-based private equity firm Navis Capital Partners is set to sell its stake in protective clothing company Kings Safetywear to US manufacturer Honeywell International for $338m.

31 October 2011

Carlyle hires former Affinity Partners executive

Global buy-out firm Carlyle has appointed former Affinity Partners executive Sanghyun Lee as a managing director.

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