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13 September 2011

JP Morgan to take $400m stake in SKIL Infrastructure

An investment vehicle managed by global banking firm JPMorgan Chase has agreed to invest around $400m in a 20 per cent stake in India's SKIL Infrastructure.

12 September 2011

ANZ ends talks to acquire Cerberus’ Aozora stake

Global private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has failed to find a buyer for beleaguered Japanese bank Aozora, according to Reuters.

9 September 2011

PE-backed solar company raises $394m in IPO

China-based solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing company Beijing Jingyuntong Technology has raised $394m in its listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

9 September 2011

JP Morgan backs Indian infrastructure giant Soma

JP Morgan Asset Management has agreed to invest INR5bn ($110m) in Indian construction and infrastructure development company Soma Group, according to local reports.

9 September 2011

Highland Capital Management opens Seoul office

US-based investment advisor Highland Capital Management has opened an office in Seoul, South Korea to be headed by former Asia Pacific Capital director Chris Yoon, who has joined as director of business development.

8 September 2011

TPG Capital increases foothold in Indonesia

US private equity heavyweight TPG Capital has broadened its presence in south-east Asia through a strategic investment in Northstar Pacific, a buy-out house based in Jakarta, according to news reports.

7 September 2011

PAG Asia Capital takes China’s Funtalk private

Hong Kong-based private equity firm PAG Asia Capital has agreed to invest $250m in Funtalk China Holdings, a large distributer of wireless communications devices, accessories, and content in China.

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.

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