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8 May 2012

China fund ruling marks setback for foreign private equity firms

China's top economic-planning agency has said that all capital in a renminbi-denominated investment fund must be sourced from local Chinese investors or will be treated as foreign, marking a severe setback for foreign private equity funds.

5 May 2012

Eight Capital Mezzanine and Special Situations Fund still fundraising

india sunset 5_sq Mumbai-based private equity firm Eight Capital is on the road for its $250m Mezzanine and Special Situations Fund. The fund will provide mezzanine capital to mid-cap high growth companies in India, aiming to capitalise on the country’s high interest rates and exposure to high growth businesses. To date the firm has built a portfolio of[...]

5 May 2012

Aktis Capital seeking $821bn for Chongqing Tourism Development Fund

seasia_150 Asia-focused investment firm Aktis Capital Group is seeking RMB5bn ($821m) for its Chongqing Tourism Development Fund which was launched in March 2012. The fund, which was established in co-operation with the Chongqing Tourism Bureau and the Chongqing Financial Affairs Office, is seeking to build a portfolio of tourism projects in Western China, including those previously[...]

1 May 2012

Hony Capital, TPG to chop Elpida’s Hiroshama plant if picked as winning bid

chip-board5_lrg China’s Hony Capital is planning to sell or outsource Elpida Memory’s Hiroshima-based memory plant if the consortium it is leading is chosen to buy the ailing business.

1 May 2012

Hong Kong Exchange Fund doubles private equity investment

The fund that manages Hong Kong's foreign-exchange reserves doubled its investment in private equity and real estate last year in an effort to diversify its portfolio away from investments in underperforming global equity markets.

1 May 2012

IFC to invest $26m in venture-backed Kiran Energy solar projects

Private equity-backed Kiran Energy is in line to receive a $26m loan for portfolio company Mahindra Solar One (MSO) from the International Finance Corporation.

30 April 2012

Bain, TPG go to court over Lilliput childrenswear financial irregularity claims $

Private equity giants Bain Capital and TPG have escalated their dispute with Indian childrenswear company Lilliput following their fears of financial irregularities at the business.

30 April 2012

China mulls up to 40% capital gains tax on PE investments

China's State Administration of Taxation is considering imposing a 35 – 40 per cent capital gains tax on investments made by private equity and venture capital firms.

30 April 2012

China, Russia confirm plans for $4bn investment fund

Russia and China have confirmed plans to create an investment fund worth up to $4bn, which will comprise a $1bn contribution from the $10bn investment vehicle launched by the Kremlin in September last year.

30 April 2012

Third April deal for Navis as it eyes $28.5m Twilight Litaka Pharma stake

Navis Capital Partners is set to complete a busy April by investing $28.5m in Indian company Twilight Litaka Pharma.

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