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29 September 2014

Bain-backed Skylark prices its IPO at JPY1,200 per share

garlic-884628-m Bain Capital-backed restaurant operator Skylark has priced its IPO at JPY1,200 per share, the bottom of its bookbuilding range.

22 September 2014

US, Japan-focused Draper Nexus pulls in nearly $30m for second tech fund

digital-world-1198414-m Draper Nexus Ventures has registered $29.3m for its $125m-targeting Technology Partners II vehicle.

19 September 2014

Bain-backed Skylark eyes $1.1bn Tokyo IPO

japan Private equity-backed Japanese restaurant business Skylark is looking to raise up to $1.1bn via an IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on October 9.

17 September 2014

Fortress MD Shirose to join PineBridge as deputy president

desert-fort-1308908-m Global private equity firm PineBridge Investments is said to have appointed Fortress Investment Group’s managing director Kikuo Shirose as deputy president and board director.

16 September 2014

Kennedy Wilson registers $158m for fifth real estate fund $

modern-social-housing-flats-1421159-m Global real estate investor Kennedy Wilson has pulled in at least $158.5m for its fifth fund.

16 September 2014

KKR acquires Pioneer’s DJ equipment making unit

pioneer Private equity firm KKR has agreed to buy a majority stake in Japanese consumer electronics maker Pioneer’s DJ equipment unit for JPY59bn.

12 September 2014

Baring PE Asia backs out of Pioneer audio-visual unit deal

Pioneer Buyout house Baring Private Equity Asia has backed out of a deal to pick up 51 per cent of Pioneer Corp’s audio and video unit.

10 September 2014

SoftBank venture arm ready for dealmaking with new $100m fund

piggy bank The early stage investment affiliate of Japan’s SoftBank Corp has pulled in $100m for a new venture capital fund.

5 September 2014

UOB joins forces with Orix to launch $200m mezzanine fund

asia Singapore’s United Overseas Bank has joined forces with Japanese group Orix to launch a $200m mezzanine fund to invest in mid-market businesses in Southeast Asia.

1 September 2014

Japan’s Polaris picks up buffet restaurant business Edoichi

edoichi Japan-focused mid-market private equity firm Polaris Capital Group has completed a deal for buffet restaurant business Edoichi in a deal reportedly worth JPY9bn ($86m).

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