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7 July 2015

Shunwei Cap Partners launches third fund, focusing on China’s internet market

china Beijing-based venture capital firm Shunwei Capital Partners has just launched its third fund, with a target of $500m, according to documents filed with the US securities regulator.

7 July 2015

KKR back in race for Tesco South Korean discount unit after upping bid

track-462121_1280 KKR has rejoined the hunt for Tesco's South Korean discount unit Homeplus in a deal which could mark the biggest-ever private equity acquisition in Asia.

6 July 2015

Blackstone names Credit Suisse’s Zhang Liping to head China ops

china and india map New York based private equity giant Blackstone Group said it had named Zhang Liping, a senior Credit Suisse Group banker, to head its operations in China.

6 July 2015

VC-backed Chinese travel company Tongcheng bags RMB6bn from Wanda, CITIC Capital, Tencent

railway-19315_1280 Venture capital-backed Chinese online travel agency Tongcheng Network Technology has picked up another RMB6bn ($967m) of financing thanks to Wanda Group, Tencent Holdings and CITIC Capital.

6 July 2015

Chinese sovereign fund giant CIC ready to work with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

bridge-731146_1280 Sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp is preparing to up its commitment to regional infrastructure by teaming up with the new Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, in the wake of three-year lows in its return figures.

3 July 2015

Carlyle Asia, Lone Star, TPG line up bids for Philippines’ UCPB bank

dollars cash money A number of US private equity firms are reportedly interested in purchasing Philippine government’s majority stake in United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB).

3 July 2015

Ascendant Capital Partners in reported $600m close of second China fund

china Hong Kong-based Ascendent Capital Partners, a China-focused private equity firm, has closed its second China fund at $600m, beating its target by $100m, according to published reports, following a four-month fund-raising.

3 July 2015

Indian business titan Ratan Tata joins Jungle Ventures as senior advisor

Ratan Tata The chairman emeritus of giant Indian conglomerate Tata Sons has been brought in by Singapore-based Jungle Ventures as a special advisor.

3 July 2015

CDH-backed Chinese cookie, drinks maker eyes $1.5bn from Hong Kong IPO

cookies-448360_1280 CDH Investments-backed Chinese cookie and drinks maker Dali Foods Group is planning to raise up to $1.5bn through a Hong Kong IPO, it is understood.

2 July 2015

PE bidders whittled down to four in $6bn Tesco South Korea unit bidding

vegetable_market_supermarket Four private equity bidders have made the shortlist to buy Tesco's South Korean discount unit Homeplus in a deal which could mark the biggest-ever private equity acquisition in Asia.

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