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26 September 2016

Carlyle closes on McDonald’s South Korea assets amid China, Hong Kong outlets bidding

mcdonalds-450433_1920 A team-up between global buyout giant Carlyle and a South Korean dairy firm is in pole position to pick up McDonald's business in the country after a rival consortium reportedly dropped out.

26 September 2016

Permira among final bidders for $800m Bank of East Asia unit

skyline-1417229_1920 Private equity house Permira is among the final bidders for the $800m-valued share registry business of Bank of East Asia, it is understood.

26 September 2016

SC Capital targets $1bn for next real estate fund to launch in early 2017

skyline-200679_640 SC Capital Partners has raised the bar for its next flagship real estate fund, targeting $1bn, as low interest rates increase the investor appetite for higher-yielding assets.

26 September 2016

Israel-China focused Infinity Group teams with Neusoft for $250m fund

server-514641_1920 Israel and China-focused PE firm Infinity Group has reportedly teamed with Chinese IT business Neusoft to launch a $250m investment fund.

26 September 2016

Chinese state-owned enterprises set up $52bn restructuring PE fund

shanghai-960349_640 Ten state-owned enterprises in China have reportedly formed a CNY 350bn ($52.4bn) private equity fund to focus on the revamp of state firms.

22 September 2016

Carlyle to take legal action against portfolio company ATMU over missed IPO

judge-1587300_960_720 Global buyout house Carlyle is reportedly taking legal action against Chinese automated teller machine company ATMU, six years after its initial investment.

22 September 2016

FountainVest closes third China-focused fund at $2.1bn

money-938269_960_720 China-focused private equity firm FountainVest Partners has closed its third fund at $2.1bn after receiving strong support from its existing investors.

22 September 2016

TRG strengthens foothold in Asia with new Seoul office

seoul-410257_640 Emerging markets-focused investment firm The Rohatyn Group (TRG) has opened a new office in Seoul, Korea, to bolster and expand its operations in Asia.

21 September 2016

KKR continues Asian top team reshuffle by naming new Greater China head

office-1466408_640 KKR continues Asian top team reshuffle naming new head of Greater China

20 September 2016

Affinity, PAG in running for GE’s stake in Hyundai credit card JV

hyundai-1282364_1920 A trio of private equity players are reportedly in the running for General Electric's stake in its South Korean credit card joint venture.

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