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13 October 2011

TPG Capital to launch $5bn Asia fund

US private equity firm TPG Capital is due to launch a $4bn to $5bn Asia-focused investment fund this month, representing the largest vehicle raised in the region since the economic downturn, according to Reuters.

13 October 2011

Tokio Marine eyes exit for Showa Yakuhin Kako

The private equity arm of Japanese insurance giant Tokio Marine is preparing to exit its stake in pharmaceutical company Showa Yakuhin Kako, in a deal which is reported to be valued at around ¥70bn ($905m).

13 October 2011

Standard Chartered PE arm invests in Daelim Motor

The private equity arm of wholesale banking giant Standard Chartered has invested $61m in Daelim Motor Company (DMC), a South Korean motorcycle and auto parts manufacturer.

12 October 2011

Bain edges closer to $3.4bn Skylark buy-out

Global private equity firm Bain Capital is close to clinching Japan’s largest buy-out following its agreement to purchase the Skylark restaurant chain for ¥260bn ($3.4bn).

12 October 2011

Aureos exits Thai water company ECM

London-based emerging markets investor Aureos Capital has sold its stake in Environmental Care Management (ECM), a Thai company which operates in water purification for industrial waste water, to a consortium of investors for $3.7m.

12 October 2011

Northern Light closes $400m China tech fund

China-focused early stage venture capital firm Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC) has closed its latest fund, Northern Light Venture Fund III on $400m.

11 October 2011

GE, Greenko partner for $115m Indian wind energy deal

The investment arm of General Electric has signed an agreement with Hyderabad headquartered Greenko Group to invest in a new venture that will develop wind energy projects in India.

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.

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