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21 April 2015

Carlyle-backed Focus Media bags $1.4bn refinancing loan ahead of planned IPO

chinaaa Carlyle-backed Chinese display advertising business Focus Media has reportedly sealed a $1.4bn bank loan to refinance debt ahead of its expected IPO.

21 April 2015

Baring Asia to buy Lion Capital’s 40 per cent of UK-based Weetabix

wheat-field-1435497-m Baring Private Equity Asia is said to be approaching a deal to buy 40 per cent of UK cereal maker Weetabix.

20 April 2015

CPPIB joins KKR, Anchor in snapping up stake in Ticket Monster

download-94-e1427795624525 Global private equity firm KKR and Anchor Equity partners have agreed a deal to acquire a controlling stake in South Korean mobile commerce company Ticket Monster.

20 April 2015

Everstone hires former Walt Disney exec Roshini

roshini Singapore-headquartered Everstone Group has appointed former vice president and managing director of Walt Disney Roshini Bakshi as managing director within its private equity team.

20 April 2015

Advent, Temasek eyes $350m deal for Crompton Greaves cosumer business

money-1035681-m US private equity firm Advent International is leading a consortium to buy the consumer products business of India's Crompton Greaves for up to $350m.

20 April 2015

Asia-focused Affinity nabs Credit Suisse exec Behar

asia map Private equity firm Affinity Equity Partners has reportedly appointed Credit Suisse’s co-head of M&A for the Asia-Pacific region Ronnie Behar as its new Southeast Asia head.

17 April 2015

China ‘critical’ to any Asia-focused private equity portfolio $

tower-at-great-wall-1402683-m Despite Asia Alternatives having a pan-Asia outlook for its latest pool of funds, the firm’s co-founder and managing partner says that China is the core and critical consideration when considering the whole fund.

17 April 2015

Hony set to score $1.26bn by selling remaming CSPC Pharma shares

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital is reportedly looking to reel in $1.26bn by offloading its remaining shares in CSPC Pharmaceutical Group.

16 April 2015

Political changes could make India’s PE market more appealing says exec $

janusz_heath088 Recent political changes in India could implement changes in the country’s disappointing fundraising market according to Capital Dynamics Janusz Heath.

15 April 2015

Florida State, Illinois Teachers’ help Asia Alternatives reach $1.8bn close for FoF IV

garden-temple-1425868-m Private equity fund-of-funds Asia Alternatives has seen 80 per cent of its existing LPs re-up for its Capital Partners IV and related vehicles which have closed on $1.8bn.

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