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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.

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).

6 April 2011

Infrastructure fundraising stalls in first quarter, set to speed up

Two unlisted infrastructure funds closed in the first quarter of 2011, raising a total of just $578m, the lowest quarterly total since 2004, according to Preqin.

31 March 2011

Rothschild launches $750m Chinese investor-focused private equity fund

Millionaire investment banker Jacob Rothschild has launched a $750m private equity fund giving Chinese investors access to international opportunities.

30 March 2011

3i makes second India infrastructure deal in a week

UK private equity firm 3i’s India Infrastructure fund has paid $45m for a minority stake in energy business Uktal, a subsidiary of Ind-Barath Infra (IBPIL).

28 March 2011

3i builds up India track record with road building investment

UK private equity major 3i is investing $111.5m from its India Infrastructure Fund for a “significant” stake in road building business KMC Infratech.

28 March 2011

Leopard Capital invests in Cambodian professional advisory firm

Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm Leopard Capital has spent $1m on buying a minority stake in an unnamed legal and tax advisory services company in Cambodia.

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