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6 November 2012

Ontario Teachers’ to open Hong Kong office in 2013

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the C$117bn Canadian retirement fund, is reportedly planning to open an office in Hong Kong next year in a bid to diversify its investments, bridge funding shortfalls and tap the region’s economic growth.

6 November 2012

Alvarez & Marsal MD Jacques Roizen relocates to Hong Kong

roizen_alvarez_150 Jacques Roizen, a managing director at restructuring specialist Alvarez & Marsal has relocated from the firm’s New York office to Hong Kong.

5 November 2012

JP Morgan top dog in China after gathering $665m for renminbi fund $

JP Morgan has confirmed its position as the biggest foreign manager of a renminbi private equity fund after collecting at least two-thirds of its target for its debut yuan-denominated vehicle.

5 November 2012

Carlyle Group eyeing Prizm controlling stake

news_atm2_lrg Global asset manager Carlyle is reported to be making a bid for a controlling stake in Sequoia Capital-backed electronic payments business Prizm Payments.

5 November 2012

AXA Private Equity opens Beijing office amid fundraising

china-beijing_sq The private equity arm of French insurance giant AXA has opened its inaugural office in Beijng, in a bid to boost its exposure to north Asia as it raises its third fund of funds focused on the wider region.

5 November 2012

CVC-backed Malaysian KFC deal could be fried by shareholders

fried-chicken_sq The CVC-backed buyout of Malaysia’s two major KFC fast food franchises could be on the rocks after months of delays angered shareholders in the companies.

5 November 2012

Lombard readies first close for fourth southeast Asia fund $

bangkok_sq Lombard, the San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on growth-stage investments in southeast Asia, is nearing the first close for its fourth fund.

2 November 2012

iQiyi co-founder Providence exits stake to partner Baidu

smartphone-video Providence Equity Partners has agreed to sell its stake in Chinese HD video platform iQiyi to the company’s co-founder Baidu, the country’s largest internet search provider.

2 November 2012

Wellcome Trust takes fresh approach to emerging markets PE $

nick-moakes_sq The limited time horizons of traditional fund structures and the need for flexibility for vehicles to invest in both private and public markets has led the Wellcome Trust to take a fresh approach to investing in private equity in Africa and other emerging regions.

2 November 2012

Former StanChart PE chief’s KV Capital Asia hits $100m first close

KV Capital Asia, the Singapore-based firm set up by the former global head of private equity at Standard Chartered, is reported to have reached a $100m first close for its debut fund.

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