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8 June 2012

Samara Capital eyeing $32m deal for minority Monte Carlo Fashions stake

India-focused buyout house Samara Capital is believed to be investing about $32m into Monte Carlo Fashions by picking up between 18 and 20 per cent of the company.

8 June 2012

Global Environment Fund announces $127m India fund, confirms first deal

Environment and energy-focused private equity firm Global Environment Fund has announced a $127m India fund aimed at SMEs.

8 June 2012

App-finding service Quixey nets $24m thanks to WI Harper funding

mobile-touch Chinese venture firm WI Harper Group has brought cross-platform app search engine Quixey’s total funding to $24.2m with a follow-on investment.

7 June 2012

Chinese home furnishings e-tailer Meilele nets $40m

Chinese online home furnishings retailer Meilele has raised $40m in a Series B financing round led by Vertex Venture Holdings, an offshoot of Singapore sovereign wealth fund and Alibaba backer Temasek.

7 June 2012

TPG reshuffles Asia team ahead of $5bn fund close

Global buyout heavyweight TPG Capital has reshuffled its Asia senior management team ahead of closing its $5bn fund – its sixth investment vehicle raised to target the region.

7 June 2012

Canadian pension plan to buy $398m stake in Korean insurer Kyobo

Canada’s Ontario Teachers Pensions Plan is believed to have won the race for a 9.9 per cent stake in South Korea’s Kyobo Life Insurance.

6 June 2012

Partners Group takes stake in Thailand’s Wind Energy Holdings

Switzerland-based investment manager Partners Group has invested in Wind Energy Holdings (WEH), a Bangkok-based renewable energy business that specialises in wind project development in Thailand.

6 June 2012

Korea Investment Corp to double London team by year-end $

Korea Investment Corp, the country’s $47bn sovereign wealth fund, will begin plans this month to double its London team by the end of the year in a bid to capitalise on European assets left in the wake of the sovereign debt crisis, two people with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

6 June 2012

Private equity in Asia reaches pre-crisis levels $

Private equity deal value and volume in Asia has reached levels not seen since 2008, in a sign of a rebound following a protracted downturn during the global financial crisis, according to new research.

6 June 2012

Warburg ties up $98.8m Future Capital deal

US private equity firm Warburg Pincus is believed to have picked up a majority stake in India’s Future Capital Holdings in a $98.8m deal.

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