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25 September 2012

Malaysia’s Navis seals second cinema deal of the year

Navis has bought BIG Cinemas in Malaysia from India’s Reliance MediaWorks, marking the Kuala Lumpur-based private equity firm’s second acquisition in the cinema space in the last six months.

25 September 2012

Actis takes stake in Shanghai casual dining chain Bellagio

London-based emerging markets investor Actis has bought a stake in Bellagio, one of China’s most popular casual dining chains, in a bid to continue to tap into China’s rising domestic consumption.

24 September 2012

Carlyle shelves Japanese ball bearing maker Tsubaki Nakashima IPO $

ball-bearing_sq Carlyle has shelved plans to raise up to JPY43.4bn ($557m) through an IPO of Japanese ball bearing maker Tsubaki Nakashima, marking the second time this year the firm has cancelled plans to list Japanese assets due to weak market conditions.

24 September 2012

UPDATE: Marcus Thompson takes helm at HSBC spin-out Headland $

Headland Capital Partners, the former Asia private equity arm of global banking giant HSBC, has appointed ex managing partner Marcus Thompson as CEO, while former lead managing partner George Raffini will take on a less hands-on role as chairman.

24 September 2012

Abraaj, Rabo PE team up for $18m Prabhat Dairy deal

Middle East buyout giant Abraaj Capital and Rabo Private Equity are believed to be nearing an $18m deal for India’s Prabhat Dairy.

24 September 2012

Japan’s Innovation Network Corp mulls Renesas bailout

renasus_sq Innovation Network Corp, a Japanese state-backed fund, is reported to be considering a bailout of embattled chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp as part of a consortium including Toyota Motor Corp.

24 September 2012

TA Associates buys Asia satellite company SpeedCast

satellite-dishsq_lrg Global private equity firm TA Associates has backed the management buyout of SpeedCast, a global network and satellite communications service provider, for a reported $32m.

21 September 2012

Carlyle-backed General Lighting buys Malaysia’s Davex for $60m

lighting_sq Carlyle-backed General Lighting, the largest lighting fixtures manufacturer and supplier in Saudi Arabia, has bought Malaysian peer Davex as part of a move to expand into fast-growing economies.

21 September 2012

Wellington Partners leads €2.6m Series A for AyoxxA Biosystems

Germany and Singapore-based biotechnology company AyoxxA Biosystems has closed a €2.6m Series A financing round led by Wellington Partners.

21 September 2012

Clinton-backed social investment fund seals Mahindra insurance deal

bill-clinton-us-president The social investment fund launched by former US President Bill Clinton has bought 15 per cent of Indian financial services firm Mahindra & Mahindra’s insurance arm in a $15m deal.

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