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17 April 2014

Bain Capital, Carlyle in bidding for $700m Standard Chartered Hong Kong finance unit

building_office_glass Global buyout giants Bain Capital and Carlyle are reportedly among the first round bidders for the Hong Kong consumer finance unit of Standard Chartered, which could be valued at up to $700m.

20 March 2014

Meritech leads $40m Series F for cloud-based finance software company Coupa

horizon_cloud_170sq Meritech Capital has led a $40m Series F financing round for cloud-based finance software business Coupa Software, more than doubling the total raised by the company.

7 March 2014

South Korea opens doors to inbound private equity investment

South Korea is planning to relax regulations that restrict M&A activity, making it easier for groups such as private equity firms to invest in the country, according to the latest three-year plan for economic innovation launched by the country’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

14 February 2014

Pine Brook beats target with $2.43bn energy, finance Fund II

New York-based investment house Pine Brook has held a $2.43bn final close for its second fund targeting the financial services and energy sectors.

14 February 2014

Private equity adapts to expansion capital opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africap

Sub-Saharan Africa poses unique challenges for private equity investors as acquisition targets on the continent tend to be cash hungry and often require additional capital injections to boost growth.

3 February 2014

2013 enjoys six-year high for leveraged loansp

UK leveraged loan volumes fell in Q4 to €1.8bn, though leverage levels spiked in the quarter taking average total leverage on UK deals to 4.8x for 2013 - up from 4.5x for the preceding nine months.

21 October 2013

Dividend recaps back in the frame as loan volumes hold fastp

The third quarter saw a continuing increase in dividend recapitalisations and competitive pressure from US sources of capital on European lenders, according to a new report.

3 September 2013

Sequoia, Spark help short-term business finance startup Zazma expand with $10m

Sequoia Capital and Spark Capital have provided short-term business financing company Zazma with $10m of equity to help continue its expansion.

19 July 2013

HgCapital makes second deal from TMT fund with IntelliFlo stake buy

European private equity firm HgCapital has bought a majority stake in finance software-as-a-service business IntelliFlo using its dedicated TMT-focused small buyout fund.

10 May 2013

TPG Capital earns 7x return on final exit from India’s Shriram Transport Finance

US private equity firm TPG Capital has exited India’s Shriram Transport Finance with the sale of its ten per cent stake for $305.21m to Piramal .

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