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21 April 2016

Hony Capital collects $2.7bn for Fund VIII, may hold final close soon

money-742052_640 Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital is said to have raised $2.7bn for its eight fund focused on investments in Greater China.

21 April 2016

Indian GP ICICI Ventures raises $190m at first closing

rupees-308196-m ICICI Venture, the private equity arm of India's ICICI Bank, has held a first close for its latest fund at $190m.

20 April 2016

IFC backs Multiples’ new India Fund with $40.6m

India International Finance Corporation (IFC) has reportedly committed $40.6m to in Indian private equity firm Multiples Alternate Asset Management’s latest fund

19 April 2016

Abraaj leads $30m round in logistics operator Ninja Van

volkswagen-569315_960_720 Emerging market investor The Abraaj Group has led a $30m round in last-mile logistics operator Ninja Logistics (Ninja Van).

19 April 2016

TPG leads $210m round in India’s Janalakshmi Financial Services

rupees-587271_960_720 San Francisco-based private equity firm TPG has led a $210m financing round in Indian microfinance lender Janalakshmi Financial Services.

19 April 2016

KKR, Baring PE Asia linked to Yum Brands China unit stake purchase

An investor group including KKR and Baring Asia PE is reportedly interested in buying a majority stake in the China unit of restaurant business Yum Brands, which could see it valued at up to $8bn.

19 April 2016

China’s GSR Capital raises $1bn global fund focused on LED lighting

lamp-1076350_640 China-based investor GSR Capital, an affiliate of GSR Ventures, has announced its new $1bn GSR Go Global Fund has been oversubscribed with agreements already signed with anchor LPs.

18 April 2016

KKR eyes Gland Pharma exit amid Advent, Baxter bid interest

health-846864_1920 KKR-backed Indian pharmaceutical business Gland Pharma could be taken over by fellow buyout house Advent International after the firm reportedly expressed interest in the business.

14 April 2016

McDonald’s looking to find PE buyer for North Asia stores

mcdonalds-450433_960_720 A number of private equity firms are reportedly going to be offered the chance to buy McDonald's 2,800 restaurants in North Asia.

13 April 2016

Michigan commits $675m to eight funds

detroit_michigan_170sq The State of Michigan Retirement Systems has committed $675m to eight funds, AltAssets has learned.

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