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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.

21 September 2012

Indian Angel Network invests in Mexican restaurant chain Poncho

chilli-pepper-2_sq Indian Angel Network has made an undisclosed investment in Poncho, a Mumbai-based Mexican quick service restaurant.

21 September 2012

China’s German buying spree could continue with KraussMaffei buy

Private equity-backed German machinery business KraussMaffei could be bought by a Chinese rival in the latest example of the Asian nation’s companies buying into German expertise.

21 September 2012

Myanmar-based private equity firm Bagan Capital opens new office

Myanmar-based private equity firm Bagan Capital has opened an office in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw.

20 September 2012

IndoUS-backed CarZ eyeing second financing round

IndoUS Venture Partners-backed automobile service company CarZ is planning a second fundraising round by February, it is understood.

20 September 2012

China’s NSSF ramps up private equity investment $

China’s NSSF has invested RMB22.6bn ($3.59bn) in 16 Chinese private equity funds as of September, official data shows, in line with the fast-growing social security fund's efforts to increase private equity investment to RMB50bn by 2015.

20 September 2012

DRC makes 1.5x on Yumeshin exit despite Nikkei slump

Japanese turnaround investor DRC Capital has made an 8.3 per cent gross IRR by exiting its stake in construction outsourcing company Yumeshin Holdings.

20 September 2012

Norwest leads $5m Series C round for India’s Appnomic Systems

appnomic_sq.jpg Appnomic Systems, a provider of automated enterprise and cloud IT performance management systems, has announced a $5m Series C round of funding from Norwest Venture Partners.

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