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22 November 2012

IDG-Accel China tables $96.8m take-private offer for Memsic

China-focused private equity fund IDG-Accel China has made an offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Nasdaq-listed semiconductor company Memsic for $4 per share, valuing the company at $96.8m

22 November 2012

Matrix Partners India invests in Mewar Orthopaedic Hospitals

Matrix Partners India has picked up a “significant” minority stake in Mewar Orthopaedic Hospitals, as the sole investor in the first institutional round of equity funding for the company.

22 November 2012

Glovoc Fund Partners targets $335m for maiden Europe-India fund $

brussels-night_sq Indian financial advisory firm Glovoc Inc is looking to raise $335m for its maiden private equity fund, which will primarily focus on helping European services businesses increase their exposure to India, director Sudhir Deva told AltAssets.

21 November 2012

Lone Star goes to arbitration over Korea Exchange Bank deal

Private equity group Lone Star Funds has initiated arbitration over its claim for damages following what it describes as the Korean government's “unlawful interference” in its ownership and sale of Korea Exchange Bank.

21 November 2012

Inventus Capital bags $70m for Fund II, eyes imminent first close $

Indian venture capital firm Inventus Capital Partners is approaching an imminent first close for its second venture fund after gathering more than $70m of commitments.

21 November 2012

India’s Blue River Capital seals 3.4x return on maiden exit

river-rapids Blue River Capital is reported to have made a 3.4 times return on the sale of its stake in City Union Bank, representing the Indian private equity firm's first exit.

21 November 2012

Malaysia sovereign fund merges oil support assets, eyes IPO

oil-ship_lrg Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Ekuinas plans to list its newly-merged offshore oil support vehicle businesses by 2014, the investor’s CEO has said.

20 November 2012

Asia leads developed markets for new LP capital $

Asia has become a more popular destination than both North America and Europe for institutional LPs deploying capital, with a shift for new and emerging managers

20 November 2012

TPG-backed Northstar tables take-private offer for Singapore-listed Nera

nera_sq Northstar, the Indonesian private equity firm part-owned by TPG Capital, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Singapore-listed Nera Telecommunications and has offered to buy the entire telecoms group for about $146m.

20 November 2012

Mumbai’s Samara Capital sets $300m hard cap for second fund

samara-capital_sq Mumbia-based private equity firm Samara Capital is reported to have set a $300m hard cap for its second fund - $50m larger than the vehicle’s 2008-vintage predecessor.

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