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1 July 2015

Ohio Police & Fire backs RRJ Capital latest fund

firefighters-696167_640 The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund has committed up to $40m to Asia-focused RRJ Capital’s latest fund, AltAssets understands.

30 June 2015

GE nears imminent $2bn-plus sale of Euro PE financing unit to Japanese banking major

coins-361488_1280 US conglomerate General Electric is reportedly nearing a sale of its private equity financing unit to Japan's Sumitomo Matsui Banking Corp for more than $2bn.

29 June 2015

Bain receives $1.28bn offer for Singapore-based FCI

fibre optic Boston-based Bain Capital has received a $1.28bn offer for Singapore-based electronic connectors maker FCI Asia.

29 June 2015

Warburg Pincus consortium re-invests in Vietnamese retail player Vincom

DSC01127 A consortium led by Warburg Pincus, the New York-based private equity firm, said it has completed a follow-on minority investment of approximately $100m in Vincom Retail, a subsidiary of Vingroup and Vietnam’s largest owner and operator of shopping malls.

29 June 2015

KKR-backed Indian coffee chain looks for $180m IPO

Coffee Private equity-backed Cafe Coffee Day, an Indian coffee shop and restaurant chain, is looking to raise up to INR11.5bn ($180m) through its upcoming IPO.

26 June 2015

Formation 8 continues fundraising frenzy with $400m-targeting Asia growth vehicle

number-437926_1280 Early-stage investor Formation 8 is in the market for a new $400m fund targeting growth investments in Asia.

26 June 2015

Lunar Capital targets $380m fourth fund amid rising Chinese consumer growth

full-moon-415501_1280 Consumer-focused Chinese buyout firm Lunar Capital Management is believed to be back in the market for a fourth fund targeting $380m.

25 June 2015

Buyout majors line up for $6bn Tesco South Korea unit bidding

sale-685005_1280 A string of private equity firms have taken part in preliminary bidding for Tesco's South Korean discount unit Homeplus, valuing the business at about $6bn.

23 June 2015

Bangladesh approves rules to enable private equity, venture investing

Bangladesh Bangladesh has introduced new rules for private equity and venture capital companies, in an effort to encourage foreign investors.

23 June 2015

Altus seals $11.1m stake purchase in Philippines’ GSIS Family Bank

philippines-274785_1280 Altus Capital Partners has agreed the PHP501m ($11.1m) purchase of the Philippines' Government Service Insurance System's stake in GSIS Family Bank, it is understood.

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