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28 September 2016

PE unit rocks the boat for Standard Chartered as new legal troubles emerge

justice-626461_640 The private equity arm of Standard Chartered has put the bank in the crosshairs of US authorities again as one of the PE unit's assets is being investigated for corruption.

28 September 2016

Fledgling Asian VC firm Long Hill seeks $125m for debut fund

landscape-699090_640 Longhill Investments, a new venture capital firm founded by a NEA managing director, has launched fundraising for its maiden vehicle, looking to raise $125m.

28 September 2016

Jafco holds first close for new $650m-targeting SV5 global venture fund

natural-1225186_640 Japanese investment firm Jafco Co has held a first close for its new global venture capital fund on JPY 41bn ($407m).

28 September 2016

‘Dark horse’ Permira emerges as preferred Bank of East Asia share registry assets buyer

horse-818950_1280 European private equity major Permira has reportedly emerged as the preferred bidder for the share registry business of Bank of East Asia at up to $800m.

27 September 2016

Indian SME investor Ambit Pragma seals second deal of the year

stethoscope-1584223_1920 Indian small cap private equity investor Ambit Pragma has made its second deal of the year by investing in healthcare services and benefits administration business Vidal Health.

27 September 2016

Chinese investor buys AppLovin for $1.4bn

wallet-1013789_960_720 Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital has purchased US mobile marketing platform AppLovin for $1.4bn.

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.

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