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24 October 2012

L Capital Asia ups stake in Jimmy Choo distributor Genesis

genesis_sq The Asian private equity arm of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH is reported to have invested a further INR750m ($14m) in a second round of funding for Genesis Luxury Fashion, an Indian distributor of upmarket brands including Jimmy Choo and Paul Smith.

24 October 2012

Japanese government plans $500m pharmaceutical research fund

The Japanese government is planning to launch a venture capital fund to back research into drugs targeting diseases such as cancer, hepatitis and diabetes.

24 October 2012

Matrix, Lightspeed invest $5m in Limeroad.com

clothing-scarves-2 Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners have teamed up to provide a $5m financing round for innovative shopping and fashion website Limeroad.com.

23 October 2012

CVC tasks Morgan Stanley, UBS. CIMB to run Matahari sale

Matahari department store - AltAssets Private Equity News CVC Capital Partners has hired Morgan Stanley, UBS and CIMB to sell its stake in Indonesia’s Matahari Department Store, it is understood.

23 October 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Flag, Squadron to merge funds being raised following takeover $

Flag Capital and Squadron Capital will merge the two Asian investment vehicles they are currently raising after the US firm agreed to buy the Asian fund of funds, AltAssets has learned.

23 October 2012

Citigroup takes on former Silver Lake partner to lead Japan M&A

Citigroup has hired former Silver Lake partner Masao Yoshikawa to lead its M&A activities in Japan, as the investment banking giant looks to profit from a slew of overseas acquisitions by Japanese businesses looking to expand abroad.

23 October 2012

General Atlantic grabs minority stake in India’s BillDesk

payment_lrg Global growth investor General Atlantic is reported to be in talks to buy a minority stake in e-payments processing company BillDesk.

23 October 2012

Pacific Century Group to buy ING Asian assets for $2.14bn

Hong Kong-based private equity firm Pacific Century Group has agreed to buy a clutch of Asian assets from ING, in line with the Dutch insurance giant’s efforts to return state aid handed to it during the financial crisis.

22 October 2012

China continues to confound international investors $

An awareness of the cultural differences that abound in China’s swift-moving private equity industry are not always enough to ensure success when selecting managers, according to Ludvig Nilsson, the Swedish-born co-founder and managing director of China-focused fund of funds Jade Invest. Launched in 2005, the firm was the first independent fund of funds manager exclusively[...]

22 October 2012

Flag Capital seals first-ever purchase of an Asian fund of funds

David Pierce Squadron Capital Advisors - AltAssets Private Equity News US-based Flag Capital Management is set to make the first-ever purchase of an Asia-based fund of funds after agreeing a deal for Squadron Capital Advisors.

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