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27 November 2015

IFC, Everstone invest $27m in Indian education materials publisher S Chand & Co

six-books-1184809-m The IFC, investing in the private sector on behalf of the World Bank, and Everstone Capital have provided INR 1.79bn ($27m) financing to Indian publishing house S Chand & Company.

26 November 2015

Global Brain, Dentsu Digital, Mitsui Sumitomo back Japanese startup Kabuku with $6m

Japanese flag pole Global Brain Corp, Dentsu Digital Holdings and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital Co have led a ¥750m ($6.1m) Series A round in Japanese 3D printing startup Kabuku.

26 November 2015

TPG Indonesia affiliate Northstar nets $900m across new flagship, venture funds

mount-merapi-113620_1280 Singapore-headquartered Northstar Group has confirmed an $810m final close for its latest flagship fund as well as a smaller venture capital vehicle.

25 November 2015

Bain Capital said to seal 2x return through final Hero Motocorp stake sale

india-1006240_1920 US private equity major Bain Capital is said to be selling what is believed to be its remaining shares in India's Hero MotoCorp, this time for up to $116m.

25 November 2015

Japan Post Bank to launch private equity subsidiary from Dec

japan-112722_1280 Japan Post Bank, part of recently-privatised Japan Post Holdings, is about to take a dip into the private equity market with a new investment arm.

24 November 2015

Abraaj halfway to $1bn target for first dedicated healthcare fund

mother-434355_1920 Emerging markets-focused private equity major The Abraaj Group is halfway to hitting the $1bn target for its first dedicated healthcare fund.

23 November 2015

Carlyle to exit Taiwanese broadcaster EBC

television-tower-871949_1920 Private equity major Carlyle is said to have agreed to sell its 61 per cent stake in Taiwan's Eastern Broadcasting Corp (EBC) to Hollywood producer Dan Mintz.

20 November 2015

PE trio near final bids for $200m Warburg QuEST stake

worker-860909_1920 A trio of private equity heavyweights are reportedly ready to make final bids for a $200m minority stake in Asia-based outsourcing company QuEST Global Services owned by Warburg Pincus.

20 November 2015

VC-backed Ola rakes in another $500m in Series F financing round

china taxi Uber's biggest competitor in India, taxi-hailing app Ola, has raised $500m from international investors including Falcon Edge Capital and Tiger Global.

19 November 2015

Ameba Capital hits $157m final close for second renminbi fund

money-938269_1920 China-focused venture capital firm Ameba Capital has held a RMB1bn ($157m) final close for its second renminbi-denominated fund.

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