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6 October 2015

India’s Lighthouse exceeds Fund II target with $138m final close

taj-mahal-368_1280 India-focused mid-market private equity firm Lighthouse Funds has announced the final close of its second fund at $138m, above the original $125m target.

5 October 2015

Vertex Ventures raises $600m fund to go global

world-610125-m Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek has handed its venture capital subsidiary, Vertex Ventures, with a $600m war chest to expand globally.

2 October 2015

RRJ closes mammoth Asia-focused fund on $4.5bn

coins-518245-m Hong Kong and Singapore-based RRJ Capital has reportedly raised the biggest-ever private equity fund for an Asian, after closing its third fund on $4.5bn.

28 September 2015

MBK, Goldman reduce stake in Universal Studios Japan’s owner

leisure-199231_640 A consortium including South Korean private equity firm MBK Partners and Goldman Sachs has sold a 51 per cent stake in Japanese theme park operator USJ.

28 September 2015

Hillhouse Capital, Goldman lead mammoth $394m Series B for

thermometer-833085_1280 Hillhouse Capital and Goldman Sachs have led a massive $394m Series B financing round for Chinese healthcare information business

22 September 2015

Bain buys stake in Indian financial services provider

coins-719698_640 US private equity house Bain Capital has reportedly snapped up a 10 per cent stake in L&T Finance, the financial services arm of building firm Larsen & Toubro according to Reuters, which cited a source familiar with the translation.

22 September 2015

ADV exceeds target for pan-Asia debut with $545m final close

padlock-927392_1280 Asian private equity firm ADV Partners has beaten its target for its debut pan-Asia fund by holding a $545m final close.

22 September 2015

PE-backed Imax looks to $276m Hong Kong IPO

VIP cinema seating Private equity-backed entertainment company Imax is to list its Chinese business as it looks to raise $276m in a Hong Kong IPO.

21 September 2015

Accel joined by IFC in $37.5m Series B for Indian home health company Portea

first-aid-908591_1280 Global venture capital major Accel has led a $37.5m Series B financing round for Indian home healthcare company Portea Medical.

18 September 2015

Ardian reported set to buy ‘$1bn of GIC private equity fund stakes’

Singapore Ardian, the French alternative asset manager, has agreed to buy "a portfolio of private-equity fund stakes worth about $1bn" from the Singaporean government's sovereign wealth fund, GIC, Bloomberg is reporting, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the matter.

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