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12 May 2016

A platform strategy works best for renewable investments in Asia $

kwa Partners Group prefers a platform strategy for its renewable investments in Asia due to the local market specifics, Andrew Kwok told AltAssets.

25 April 2016

Permira plans potential IPO of sushi chain Akindo Sushiro

sushi-926628_1920 European private equity major Permira is reportedly eyeing the sale of Japanese sushi restaurant chain business Akindo Sushiro through an IPO that could value it at about $1.4bn.

6 April 2016

Blackstone reshuffles Asia Pacific management

news_asia_lrg Global private equity firm Blackstone has introduced a new leadership structure of its Asia Pacific operations to "enhance management capabilities across the region".

18 March 2016

Orix expands PE business into US, plans $1bn in deals

new-york-817973_1280 Japanese financial services company Orix is reportedly planning to spend $1bn on US private equity deals.

17 March 2016

Frazier Healthcare teams with Takeda to launch Japanese bio business

test-tubes-904546_1920 Specialist US private equity firm Frazier Healthcare Partners has teamed with Takeda Pharmaceutical to form a Japan-based biopharma business called Outpost Medicine.

14 March 2016

Carlyle makes second Japan-based deal in a week with WingArc1st buy

japan-1184122_640 Private equity major The Carlyle Group is making a second investment from its Japan Partners III fund in a week, with the takeover of software company WingArc1st.

11 March 2016

Carlyle taps Japan Partners III fund to back GGC Group

bean-sprouts-657415_640 Global private equity firm Carlyle has announced it has made an investment in Japanese bean sprout supplier GGC Group from its Carlyle Japan Partners III fund.

8 March 2016

KKR said to be out of running for Toshiba med tech unit, Permira still linked with bid

doctor-563428_1920 US buyout house KKR has reportedly pulled out of the race to buy the medical equipment unit of Japanese multinational conglomerate Toshiba.

17 February 2016

CPPIB, GLP launch second Japan-focused fund as first nears depletion

truck-1030846_1280 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Singapore-based logistics real estate group GLP have launched their second joint development venture fund in Japan.

16 February 2016

Landmark buys Euro RE fund interest from Japanese bank Norinchukin

euros coins Private equity and real estate secondaries firm Landmark Partners has purchased a stake in a tail-end European real estate fund.

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