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20 June 2012

Secondary buyouts become biggest source of Vietnam deals $

The secondary buyout market has become the biggest single source of deals in Vietnam as several funds approach their exit phase, research from a local law firm has shown.

19 June 2012

RRJ eyeing $5bn Asia vehicle a year after closing maiden fund $

RRJ Capital is planning one of the biggest-ever Asia-focused investment vehicles by targeting a $5bn fundraise less than a year after closing its maiden fund.

19 June 2012

Blackstone defers payments to India’s Visa Power

forge_hot_coal_170sq Global private equity firm Blackstone has reportedly deferred payments to Visa Power after the Indian power producer failed to meet certain milestones agreed with the firm, reflecting the widespread challenges facing the country's energy sector.

19 June 2012

CVC buys stake in Chinese footwear maker C.banner

The Asia Pacific arm of global buyout major CVC Capital Partners has invested in Hong Kong-listed women’s footwear maker C.banner through a combination of secondary share and bond purchases.

19 June 2012

Merrill Lynch Capital ups stake in India’s Glodyne

Merrill Lynch Capital has increased its stake in Indian IT services company Glodyne through a $2m share purchase.

19 June 2012

Sycamore ups Surana stake through foreign currency bond conversion

Global investment firm Sycamore Ventures has increased its stake in iron and steel product provider Surana Industries to 21.72 per cent.

19 June 2012

GIC in talks to invest in GVK Singapore unit

coal-mine-2_sq Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is said to be in talks to buy a minority stake in the Singapore arm of India's GVK Power and Infrastructure, in a deal that could raise between $500m and $600m.

18 June 2012

Burger King partners with Cartesian Capital for China push

Burger King has partnered with New York-based private equity firm Cartesian Capital for a new joint venture focused on aggressively expanding the brand’s presence in China.

18 June 2012

New Silk Route co-founder facing decades in jail for insider trading

Rajat Gupta New Silk Route - AltAssets Private Equity News New Silk Route co-founder Rajat Gupta could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of leaking inside information to a hedge fund manager.

18 June 2012

Hopu nets $289m from sale of China Mengniu Dairy stake

Hopu Investment Management, , the Asia- focused private equity firm set up by Goldman Sachs dealmakers including RRJ Capital founder Richard Ong, has netted a cool $289m from selling its minority stake in Hong Kong-listed China Mengniu Dairy.

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