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7 November 2014

Japan’s Infinity Venture launches $100m third fund

fuji-japan_sq Japanese tech-focused investor Infinity Venture Partners (IVP) has launched its $100m third fund.

29 October 2014

Strategic investor snaps up VC-backed semiconductor company SiTime for $200m

sold-sale-exit-deal Venture capital-backed analog semiconductor company SiTime Corporation is set to be bought by Japanese trade partner MegaChips Corporation for $200m in cash.

28 October 2014

Ex-Lehman MD Mark Newman to join Lone Star’s Asia real estate division

0afebb4 Former Lehman Brothers managing director Mark Newman is reportedly set to join Lone Star Funds to head up the firm’s real estate division for Asia.

22 October 2014

Blackstone approaches Asia real estate fund’s $5bn hard cap

hong-kong-5-772338-m Private equity major Blackstone has registered $4.4bn of commitments for its Real Estate Partners Asia fund amid three new hires to its Asia office.

10 October 2014

Japanese PE firm J-star exits HCM after three years

Japanese flag pole Private equity firm J-Star has agreed to exit its shares in nursing care and housekeeping service provider HCM to Sohgo Security Services after only three years.

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.

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