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11 October 2013

Buyout firms could see Chinese fundraising boost from relaxed insurance investment rules

insurance contract form Private equity funds in China look could receive a major boost from the country's insurers as the industry regulator reportedly readies plans to triple the percentage of assets the businesses can use to back the asset class.

11 October 2013

KKR makes another sizeable India deal with $150m Gland Pharma stake purchase

injection-needle-syringe US buyout giant KKR is reportedly set to pick up a 30 per cent stake in Indian pharmaceutical business Gland Pharma for $150m.

10 October 2013

AVCAL picks Yasser El-Ansary to succeed outgoing CEO Woodthorpe

melbourne-night-australia_sq The Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association has appointed Yasser El-Ansary as its new chief executive officer.

10 October 2013

Google acquires venture capital-backed technology company Flutter

The venture capital backers of Flutter have sold the technology startup to Google.

10 October 2013

Hony Capital eyes $260m from another CSPC Pharmaceutical share sale

Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital is reportedly aiming to make about $260m by selling shares in CSPC Pharmaceutical Group through two affiliates.

10 October 2013

KKR makes maiden Malaysia deal first buyout from world’s largest Asia buyout vehicle

Weststar Aviation KKR US private equity firm KKR has sealed its first investment in Malaysia by picking up a “substantial” minority stake in helicopter manufacturer Weststar Aviation for $200m.

9 October 2013

Accel-backed Flipkart brings latest funding round to $360m through PE investment

Private equity firms have reportedly invested another $160m in Indian e-commerce company Flipkart just three months after the business picked up $200m of funding.

9 October 2013

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia nears final close for fourth vehicle

Morgan Stanley is reportedly set to close its fourth Asian private equity fund in January next year.

9 October 2013

Mitsubishi seeks $300m for new energy fund

tokyo 11_sq Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi plans to raise $300m for a new energy-focused private equity fund, which will focus on North American energy projects.

9 October 2013

China’s ClearVue Partners leads $16m Series B for shopping website B5M

Chinese shopping search engine B5M has raised $16m in a Series B round led by Shanghai-based private investment firm ClearVue Partners.

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