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22 August 2014

Accel Partners backs Series C round for India taxi booking site

taxi-driver-757997-m Venture Capital firm Accel Partners has led a Series C funding round for Indian online cab booking company TaxiForSure.com.

22 August 2014

Saif Partners leads $38m Series C for Aipai

beijing Asian investment firm Saif Partners has led a $38m Series C for Chinese online video community Aipai.

21 August 2014

Avendus Capital’s Fund II generates 1.4x net return

DCF 1.0 Private equity firm Avendus Capital reported that its Special Situations Strategy-II Fund has generated a net annualised return of 13 per cent in 3.5 years.

21 August 2014

Orchid Asia easily beats $750m Fund VI target after drawing $1.3bn of interest

orchid Orchid Asia has held a $920m hard cap final close for its sixth China growth capital vehicle.

21 August 2014

Creador cruises past target to seal $300m Fund II final closep

news_asia_lrg Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm Creador has stormed past its fund target to hit a $300m final close for its second vehicle, AltAssets can reveal.

20 August 2014

L Capital Asia to invest $80m in Korea ‘Gangnam’ talent agency

download (2) The private equity arm of French retail mammoth LVMH is reportedly set to buy $80m worth of shares in South Korean company YG Entertainment whose artists include rapper Psy of Gangnam Style fame.

20 August 2014

Indian early-stage investor Rehan Yar Khan launches $49.5m venture firm

Rehan Yar Khan Indian early stage investor Rehan Yar Khan has launched his first venture capital firm INR3bn ($49.5m) to back tech entrepreneurs in the country.

20 August 2014

Hony, Zoomlion bet on Chinese agricultural growth in $450m Chery deal

Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital has picked up a 20 per cent stake in farm machinery business Chery Heavy Industry in a RMB696m ($113m) deal.

19 August 2014

CITIC PE ends talks to buy rest of Biosensors International

Biosensors International The private equity arm of Chinese state-backed investment house CITIC Group has scrapped plans for a takeover of Biosensors International.

19 August 2014

Warburg teams with Shanghai Baosteel for RMB3bn Henan Jinkai gas asset deal

gas-valve-360536-m US private equity major Warburg Pincus has teamed up with Chinese gas production business Shanghai Baosteel to buy the industrial gas assets of Henan Jinkai Chemical for RMB3bn ($488m).

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