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18 December 2014

CITIC exits tableware business Narumi

img_what_is01 CITIC Capital Partners, the private equity arm of CITIC Capital Holdings, has made its fourth exit for its Japan funds through the sale of Narumi.

10 December 2014

CITIC launches offer for Japan’s Schott Moritex

neon-1153998-m CITIC Capital Partners have launched a tender offer to acquire a controlling stake of Schott Moritex Corporation.

8 December 2014

Blackstone prepares to close Asia real estate fund before 2014-end

asia Private equity major Blackstone is said to be looking to wrap up its Real Estate Partners Asia fund on $5bn before the year is out.

4 December 2014

Japan International Cooperation to invest $10m in LatAm green energy fund

solar Semi-governmental organisation the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is reportedly set to invest $10m into Latin America’s MGM Sustainable Energy Fund.

3 December 2014

TPG to sell stake in Japanese toy company Tomy

download (8) TPG-backed toy maker Takara Tomy is reportedly set to dissolve its capital tie-up with the private equity firm.

28 November 2014

CVC picks up 50 per cent stake in Japanese telco carrier Arteria

telephone-12_sq CVC Capital Partners has agreed to pick up a 50 per cent stake in Japanese telecommunications carrier Arteria Networks in a partnership with current owner Marubeni.

21 November 2014

Blackstone to buy 200-plus properties from GE Japan in $1.6bn deal

shinjuku-skyscrapers-576377-m Private equity giant Blackstone has agreed to put down JPY190bn ($1.6bn) to buy 100 per cent of GE Japan Corporation’s residential real estate business.

18 November 2014

Baring set to snap up Japan’s Bushu Pharmaceuticals for $670m

pills-755958-m Buyout house Baring Private Equity Asia has agreed to purchase drugmaker Bushu Pharmaceuticals from Tokio Marine Capital in a deal worth $670m.

13 November 2014

Orix to buy MBK’s Yayoi for $691m

accounting tax calculator Private equity firm MBK Partners is reportedly set to sell accounting software maker Yayoi for $691m, AltAssets understands.

12 November 2014

Lexington to pick up $1bn private equity fund portfolio from Mizuho Financial

Japanese flag pole Global secondaries player Lexington Partners has reportedly agreed to pick up a $1bn private equity portfolio from Japanese bank Mizuho Financial Corp.

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