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27 May 2016

MBK-backed Komeda to raise up to $550m in Tokyo IPO

coffee__cafe170sq Japanese coffee shop chain Komeda Coffee, owned by South Korean PE firm MBK Partners, has received approval to float on the Tokyo stock exchange and may raise JPY60.2bn ($547m) from the transaction.

26 May 2016

KKR in rescue talks with airbag maker Takata

auto-245448_960_720 US buyout house KKR & Co is reportedly in talks to buy a majority stake in Japanese air bag maker Takata.

26 May 2016

Cathay Capital hires former French Treasurer Bézard to lead new fundraise

french flag france tricolor Global private equity firm and cross-border investor Cathay Capital has appointed Bruno Bézard, former head of the French Treasury Department, as managing partner.

25 May 2016

NZ Super Fund sells RE fund stakes to Partners Group

a-row-of-houses-1414858-m The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has sold a portfolio of five real estate funds to Partners Group.

23 May 2016

Carlyle seeks $1bn for Asia Growth Partners V

zen-garden-1143441_640 Global private equity firm Carlyle has launched fundraising for a new Asia-focused growth fund with a target size of $1bn, sources with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

23 May 2016

Permira buys John Masters Organics for $364m

demonstration-425278_960_720 Global private equity firm Permira has bought organic cosmetics brand John Masters Organics for $364m.

20 May 2016

KKR, CIC consortium up against Temasek for Yum Brands China stake

pizza-1179404_1920 A consortium including KKR and China Investment Corp is up against Singapore sovereign investor Temasek in bidding for a stake in Yum Brands' China unit, it is understood.

20 May 2016

Facebook co-founder Saverin’s B Capital past halfway to $250m target for debut VC fund

news_asia_lrg B Capital Group, a venture capital firm launched by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin last year, has raised over $143.6m for its maiden fund, an SEC filing shows.

18 May 2016

Mekong raises $112m for Vietnam-focused fund

sunrise-1014711_960_720 Vietnam-focused private equity firm Mekong Capital has closed its fourth fund at $112m, making it more-than double the size of its predecessor.

18 May 2016

Geodesic Capital closes debut fund on $335m

startup-593316_640 Geodesic Capital, a growth stage venture capital firm aiming to bridge Silicon Valley and Japan, has closed its maiden fund on $335m.

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