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7 August 2012

Partners Group invests in Hong Kong’s Novotel Nathan Road hotel

Switzerland headquartered Partners Group has invested in the Novotel Nathan Road in Hong Kong, alongside real estate fund manager Gaw Capital Partners and CSI Properties.

7 August 2012

Innovation Works hits $148m for second tech fund

Kai-fu Lee Innovation Works - AltAssets Private Equity News The technology business founded by former Google China head Kai-fu Lee is reported to have raised $148m for its second fund.

7 August 2012

SAIF Partners invests in India QSR chain Ammi’s Biryani

basmati-rice_sq Asia growth capital firm SAIF Partners has made a $7m investment into quick service restaurant chain Ammi's Biryani.

7 August 2012

Carlyle in driving seat for DuPont car paint division

news_paints2_lrg Buyout house Carlyle has emerged as a frontrunner to buy chemical maker DuPont’s car paint business amid intense private equity interest, it is understood.

7 August 2012

AXA Private Equity buys Schustermann & Borenstein

The private equity arm of French insurance giant AXA has bought a controlling stake in Schustermann & Borenstein, a buyout that is reported to value the formerly family-owned German fashion retailer at around €300m.

7 August 2012

Motilal Oswal hits $87m second close on latest private equity fund

closed-locked-shut-padlock-door Indian investment group Motilal Oswal has reached an $87m second close on its latest SME fund, it is understood.

7 August 2012

RJD Partners joins UK lower mid-market fundraising rush $

Lower mid-market firm RJD Partners has sent out private placement memorandums for its third buyout fund, three people with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

7 August 2012

Ex Apax corporate finance arm Altium wraps up busy first half $

phil adams atium_sq Altium Capital, the former corporate finance arm of global buyout giant Apax Partners, advised on deals worth £2.8bn during the first half of the year - an increase of 61 per cent on the same period last year.

7 August 2012

Linsalata beats $425m fund target despite Dodd-Frank desertions $

Steve Perry Linsalata Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News Linsalata Capital closed its seventh buyout fund on $427m despite losing its commercial bank investors due to the new Dodd-Frank regulations.

7 August 2012

UK government cornerstones £100m low carbon investment funds

The UK's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has awarded £100m to two fund managers specialising in energy efficiency.


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