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7 September 2011

Apollo plans to increase presence in India

US private equity giant Apollo Global Management has plans to increase its presence in India, with a potential $1bn earmarked for strategic investments in the country within the next 12 months.

7 September 2011

Aditya Birla PE raises $48m for new Sunrise Fund

The private equity arm of the Indian Fortune 500 conglomerate Aditya Birla has raised INR2.2bn ($48m) for its second buy-out fund, according to Reuters.

5 September 2011

Chinese game developer Perfect World to launch $100m VC fund

Chinese game developer Perfect World is to launch a venture capital fund focusing on the technology, media and telecommunications sectors.

5 September 2011

Third time lucky for CVC’s Mister Minit

The Asian investment arm of London-based buy-out firm CVC Capital Partners is making a third attempt to exit Minit Asia Pacific, the shoe repair company.

2 September 2011

BarCap adds Morgan Stanley MD for Asia

Former Morgan Stanley MD Andrew Richards has been headhunted by Barclays Capital to head the firm’s private equity investments in Asia.

2 September 2011

Permira to cash in on Galaxy Entertainment

European-based buy-out firm Permira has realised 33.8 per cent of its holding in Galaxy Entertainment Group, an operator of casinos, hotels and entertainment in Macau.

2 September 2011

Temasek MD joins family business at RRJ Capital

Charles Ong, a former senior MD at Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek, has stepped down to join his brother Richard’s newly established private equity firm.

1 September 2011

Aureos Capital appoints former Indian SEBI chairman

London-based emerging markets investor Aureos Capital has announced the appointment of Meleveetil Damodaran, the former chairman of the Indian Securities and Exchange Board, as a senior adviser to its forthcoming India fund.

31 August 2011

Mongolia’s first private equity fund to launch in October

Mongolia Opportunities Partners has announced plans to launch the country’s first private equity fund in October this year, according to news reports.

31 August 2011

Tenaya Capital leads $10m round for India’s SMS GupShup

India’s largest social network has received $10m in Series E funding, led by San Francisco venture firm Tenaya Capital.

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