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11 October 2011

SAP injects $10m into India’s One97

The investment arm of business software provider SAP has injected $10m of capital into Indian mobile internet company One97, following previous investment rounds which received funding from Intel Capital, SAIF Partners and Silicon Valley Bank.

11 October 2011

CSM launches $1bn fund for China

China Science and Merchants (CSM) has launched its first international US Dollar-denominated fund which will make private equity investments in China. The fund is targeting $1bn.

10 October 2011

KKR hires former Singapore minister

Global buy-out house Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) has hired former Singapore minister Lim Hwee Hua as a senior advisor to the firm.

10 October 2011

Mekong makes 2x return on hotel furnisher AA

Vietnam-focused private equity firm Mekong Capital has divested its stake in luxury resort outfitter and furniture manufacturer AA Corporation.

10 October 2011

Bain completes $1.1bn Bellsystem24 recapitalisation

Global private equity firm Bain Capital has reportedly completed a ¥87.5bn ($1.1bn) recapitalisation of Japanese telemarketing giant Bellsystem24, the portfolio company it acquired two years ago.

7 October 2011

Buy-out firms eye Japan’s Yayoi

Global buy-out firms KKR, Olympus Capital and Advantage Partners are lining up to bid for Japanese accounting software developer Yayoi, in an auction which is expected to raise up to ¥75bn ($977m), according to Reuters.

7 October 2011

Lone Star found guilty of stock manipulation

Dallas-based private equity firm Lone Star has been found guilty of manipulating the share price of portfolio company Korea Exchange Bank (KEB) following preparations for its $4.1bn sale to domestic rival Hana Financial, the Seoul High Court has ruled.

6 October 2011

Pomona takes on EMAlternatives co-founders

Global private equity fund of funds Pomona Capital has announced two senior appointments to its offices in London and Hong Kong.

5 October 2011

General Atlantic eyes four India deals

US-based private equity firm General Atlantic is currently eyeing four potential acquisitions in India valued at up to $200m each.

5 October 2011

Tata Opportunities Fund raises $550m

Tata Capital, the investment arm of $84bn Indian conglomerate, has achieved the second closing for its Tata Opportunities Fund at $550m, according to news reports.

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