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15 March 2011

CITIC Capital closes second Japan fund on $220m, picks up Higashiyama and Tri-Wall

The private equity arm of Chinese brokerage services firm CITIC Securities has closed its second Japanese buy-out fund on JPY18bn ($222.3m).

14 March 2011

Carlyle and Tiger form ‘$5bn’ shipping venture

US private equity firm Carlyle Group and Asian private equity firm Tiger Group Investments have formed a joint venture with container ship owner Seaspan to buy up to $5bn-worth or shipping vessels with a focus on the Asian market.

14 March 2011

Beijing sets up China’s first outbound RMB fund with A Capital Asia

The Beijing municipal government has set up the first Chinese RMB-denominated fund with European firm A Capital Asia to underpin the expansion of Chinese countries in the region.

11 March 2011

Avenue-backed Magnachip raises $133m in IPO

Private equity-backed Magnachip Semiconductor has raised $133m in an initial pubic offering on the New York Stock Exchange, where it will begin trading today under the ticker symbol MX.

11 March 2011

KKR pulls MMI Holdings listing

US private equity firm KKR has scrapped plans to re-list engineering company MMI Holdings in Singapore due to market volatility.

11 March 2011

Temasek-backed Hutchinson Port Holdings plans $5.4bn IPO

Hutchinson Port Holdings (HPH), the container port business of Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-Shing, has set an indicative price range for its initial public offering on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

10 March 2011

Kotak Mahindra launch $300m private equity infrastructure funds, Brookfield on board as cornerstone investor

India-based banking group Kotak Mahindra is looking to raise private equity funds worth about $300m to invest in infrastructure.

9 March 2011

Standard Chartered Private Equity invests $20m in Indian chemical company Privi Organics

The private equity division of emerging markets-focused UK banking group Standard Chartered has taken an INR850m ($18.9m) stake in aroma chemical manufacturer Privi Organics.

8 March 2011

Bain, GIC to take Hero Honda stake

Private equity firm Bain and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, the Government Investment Corporation (GIC), are to buy up part of Honda's stake in its Indian joint venture as the Japanese firm exits the company.

8 March 2011

Sovereign wealth fund assets hit $4trn

The combined assets of the world’s sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have reached almost $4trn, while many funds have intensified their investments in alternative assets.

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