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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.

2 November 2012

Ecclestone puts 2014 date on CVC-backed F1 IPO

Bernie-Ecclestone Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone believes the CVC-backed motor racing business can “forget about” its already delayed IPO until at least 2014.

2 November 2012

Silk Road Management planning world first Myanmar PE investments

Alisher Ali Silk Road Management - AltAssets Private Equity News Frontier investor Silk Road Management could make the first private equity investment in Myanmar following the country’s re-emergence as a potential business destination.

2 November 2012

Bravia Capital in talks to invest in Indian airline SpiceJet

Hong Kong-based private equity Bravia Capital is amongst a number of private equity firms in talks to acquire Indian airline SpiceJet, the company’s chief executive Neil Mills.

1 November 2012

Olympus leads $50m investment in China’s Huaxia Dairy Farm

Pan-Asian private equity firm Olympus Capital has led an investor group including California Technology Ventures, Herostar Holdings and Grand River Capital in the acquisition of an additional $50m stake in Chinese milk producer Huaxia Dairy Farm.

1 November 2012

China issues new rules for insurers on foreign private equity investment

china-beijing_sq Chinese insurers may now invest in overseas private equity funds that target growth-stage companies, as part of new regulation issued by the country’s regulatory commission.

1 November 2012

Fidelity India seals $75m Trivitron Healthcare investment

trivitron_sq Fidelity Growth Partners India has invested INR4bn ($75m) in Indian medical technology supplier Trivitron Healthcare.

31 October 2012

Chinese beauty brand Lumi raises $20m from VC backers

Chinese beauty brand Lumi has raised $20m in funding led by ClearVue Partners. Venture capital firms Fidelity, JAFCO and Capvent also participated in the round, along with existing shareholder DCM.

31 October 2012

China Everbright, Macquarie infrastructure fund inks first deals

The Greater China Infrastructure Fund, a $1.5bn vehicle set up by China Everbright and Macquarie, is reported to have bought stakes in two private Chinese companies.

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