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28 May 2015

Warburg Pincus eyes $340m CAR share sale amid booming share price

automobile car Private equity major Warburg Pincus is looking to rake in more than $340m selling shares in its listed Chinese car rental portfolio company CAR Inc.

27 May 2015

CITIC-backed 3SBIO launches $712m Hong Kong IPO

syringe-m Private equity-backed Chinese biotech company 3SBIO has launched an up to $712m IPO.

26 May 2015

Samena Capital expands by agreeing to buy merchant bank Kleinwort Benson

coins pile money Dubai-based private equity firm Samena Capital has agreed to buy a "significant" equity stake in UK-based private merchant bank Kleinwort Benson to expand out the firm's business sectors.

26 May 2015

KKR hoping for third time lucky in latest MMI Technologies IPO attempt

hard disk drive US buyout house KKR is reportedly preparing its third attempt at an IPO for Singapore's MMI technologies in four years.

26 May 2015

China-based Fruitday lands $70m from existing investors and JD.com

fruit Venture capital-backed Fruitday, a Chinese e-commerce site dedicated to selling fruit, has raised a $70m Series C round from online retailer JD.com.

22 May 2015

IK scores 2.75x return in $1.1bn Vistra Group sale to Baring PE Asia $

exit IK Investment Partners has made a 2.75-times money multiple selling international trust and corporate services provider Vistra Group to fellow buyout house Baring Private Equity Asia, AltAssets can reveal.

22 May 2015

KKR Asia head Bae to return to US after ten years in Hong Kong

Hong Kong The KKR dealmaker tasked with setting up its Asian operations ten years ago is reportedly returning to the US from Hong Kong.

22 May 2015

Cerberus launches Seibu share selldown in wake of unhappiness with IPO

Seibu railway US distressed private equity investor Cerberus Capital Management has launched an $878m selldown of its stake in Japanese railway, bus and hotel business Seibu after a turbulent few months which saw it fail to gain control of the company's board.

21 May 2015

Bain looking to downsize stake in Japanese Skylark

sushi food restaurant US-based private equity firm Bain Capital is reportedly set to offload part of its 70 per cent stake in Japanese restaurant chain Skylark Co.

20 May 2015

Malaysia’s Khazanah leads C$27m round in General Fusion

Canada Malaysia’s state-backed investment fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad has led a C$27m($22m) financing round in Canda-based fusion energy company General Fusion.

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