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24 May 2012

Fairbridge Capital clinches Thomas Cook India for £94m

Beleaguered tour operator Thomas Cook has agreed to sell its India subsidiary to Fairbridge Capital, the private equity arm of Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings, for INR8.17bn (£94m).

23 May 2012

KKR hits $2bn for second Asia fund, nearing first close

US buyout giant KKR is believed to have gathered $2bn for its new Asia fund, putting it one third of the way to its $6bn target.

23 May 2012

TPG, Savills pick up bankrupt Japanese property developer Joint Corp

real-estate2_lrg US buyout giant TPG Capital has agreed a joint deal with property consultancy Savills for bankrupt Japanese property developer Joint Corp.

23 May 2012

Warburg Pincus leads $32m funding round for India’s Quikr

mobile-touch Global buyout house Warburg Pincus has led a $32m financing round in Indian internet and mobile-based classifieds company Quikr.

22 May 2012

Asia races up agenda for private equity fund managers $

news_asian_coins_lrg It is rare to find a globally-focused private equity investor who is not at least considering an allocation to Asia. Indeed, according to one LP, a large proportion of the 'rest of the world' dollars are now being allocated to the region.

22 May 2012

Everstone pays $11m for stake in India’s R&R Salons

Everstone Capital has bought a majority stake in Indian salon owner R&R for about $11m through its $580m second fund.

22 May 2012

Accel, Helion, Blume invest in India’s Taxiforsure.com

Venture capital firms Accel Partners, Helion Venture Partners and Blume Ventures have led a recent fundraising round for TaxiForSure.com, an online taxi booking site based in India.

22 May 2012

Baird joins Great Dane, CCI for Ice Bear chilled truck financing

Baird Capital Partners has joined specialist van manufacturer CCI and its portfolio company Great Dane in a financing deal for China’s Henan Bingxiong Refrigerated Truck Company.

22 May 2012

CVC sells $1.6bn Formula One stake as IPO nears

Global private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has sold a $1.6bn stake in Formula One to investors as the company begins pre-marketing for its IPO.

21 May 2012

Sovereign wealth assets hit record $5tn mark as Chinese growth continues $

Booming Chinese sovereign wealth funds have pushed the investor class over the $5tn barrier for the first time.

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