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23 August 2011

Outbound Chinese M&A jumps 40% in first half of 2011p

Chinese buyers have continued to show their strength in 2011 despite ongoing global economic uncertainty, according to a new report from investment bank Robert W. Baird & Co.

19 August 2011

Apollo invests $290m in India’s Welspun

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management has acquired a $290m stake in Indian engineering giant Welspun Corp, the second largest large diameter pipe producer in the world.

19 August 2011

Temasek sells 7.9% stake in Thailand’s Shin Corp

Cedar Holdings, an affiliate of Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek, has sold 7.9 per cent of its stake in Shin Corp, the Thai telecom company.

19 August 2011

Ascent Capital invests $30m in Karaikal Port

Bangalore private equity firm Ascent Capital has reportedly invested $30m in Karaikal Port, a newly developed shipping gateway on the East Coast of India.

19 August 2011

SAIF Partners invests $10m in Manpasand Beverages

The Indian arm of Asian private equity firm SAIF Partners has acquired a minority stake in juice manufacturer Manpasand Beverages for $10m.

19 August 2011

Tata Capital hires former Capvent partner Joe Sovran

The financial services arm of Indian conglomerate Tata & Sons has appointed Joe Sovran as a vice president to raise capital for the firm’s private equity teams based in India.

18 August 2011

Blackstone ploughs ahead with International Tractor

Private equity heavyweight Blackstone is to acquire a 15 – 16 per cent stake in International Tractors (ITL), one of the top three tractor manufacturers in India.

18 August 2011

Lombard scores 7x return with Thai retail developer

Bangkok-based private equity firm Lombard has exited its stake in Thai shopping mall developer Central Pattana for $170m, earning the firm a 7.1 times return on investment.

17 August 2011

China Life becomes first insurer in country to raise buy-out fund

China Life, the world’s largest insurer, has become the first insurance company in the country to obtain a licence to raise a private equity fund.

17 August 2011

Warburg Pincus, KPCB partner up for China’s Xiu.com

Global buy-out house Warburg Pincus and venture capital giant Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) have partnered to invest $100m in Chinese online fashion retailer Xiu.com.

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