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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).

19 August 2014

Ex Goldman Sachs exec Brooks Entwistle joins Everstone after 22 years at US bank

Brooks Entwistle Private equity firm Everstone Group has hired Brooks Entwistle as partner and group CEO.

19 August 2014

Japan’s Advantage Partners buys kitchenware company

kitchenware-666203-m Buyout house Advantage Partners has bought kitchenware business FMI Corporation.

18 August 2014

Partners Group in first China buyout deal estimated at $325m

lifts-in-shopping-mall-1386467-m Private equity firm Partners Group Holding has reportedly agreed to buy a majority stake in China-focused elevator company Savera Group for approximately CNY2bn ($325m).

18 August 2014

Singapore’s GIC acquires 18.5% stake in Abril Educacao

Brazil Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought an 18.5 per cent stake in Brazil-based education services business Abril Educacao.

15 August 2014

IDG, Morningside in $20m Series B funding for China networking app

china and india map IDG Capital Partners and Morningside Technologies have reportedly laid down $20m in a Series B funding for Chinese social networking app Maimai.

15 August 2014

Chinese travel operator Lailaihui raises $16.3m Series B

china Chinese travel operator Lailaihui has raised RMB100m in a Series B round backed by conglomerate Fosun’s venture arm and CDH Venture.

15 August 2014

MBK seals exit of Korean bottle maker Techpack in $245m trade sale

glass-bottles Asian private equity major MBK Partners has sealed its KRW250bn ($245m) sale of bottle manufacturer Techpack Solutions to industry player Dongwon Group.

14 August 2014

TPG in $113m deal to buy 70% share in Sri Lankan bank

golden-temple-615978-m TPG affiliate Culture Financial Holdings has agreed to invest around $113m for 70 per cent issued shares in the Union Bank of Colombo.

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