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21 August 2012

Actis latest buyout firm to cash in on Indian ATM company AGS $

news_atm_lrg Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has invested $40m in Indian ATM outsourcer AGS Transact Technologies.

21 August 2012

CIC, GIC pump $1bn into Cheniere LNG export plant

sabine_terminal-plant-lng-gas_sq Asian sovereign wealth giants CIC and GIC are reported to have invested about $500m each into Houston, US-based Cheniere Energy Partners planned liquefied natural gas export plant.

21 August 2012

KKR enters Chinese youth clothing market through $30m Novo stake

US buyout giant KKR has announced its first move into China’s $38bn youth clothing market with a $30m investment in Novo Holdco.

21 August 2012

Actis takes stake in Sri Lanka’s Asiri Central Hospitals

London-based emerging markets investor Actis has bought a 10.8 per cent stake in Sri Lanka’s Asiri Central Hospitals for LKR604m ($4.6m) from Softlogic Holdings, Commercial Bank of Ceylon and Pan Asia Banking Corp.

21 August 2012

Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming turns hand to private equity

Yao Ming Houston Rockets - AltAssets Private Equity News China’s former NBA superstar Yao Ming has turned his attention to private equity investing following his enrolment in business school last year.

20 August 2012

LPs given green light for KKR India credit fund investments

KKR India’s Alternative Credit Opportunities Fund will be allowed to receive commitments from Indian and foreign LPs after being approved by the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

20 August 2012

India Equity pioneers private equity push into Indian dental sector

teeth-dental-dentist India Equity Partners claims to have made the first major private equity investment in the country’s dental health delivery industry by picking up a majority stake in Axiss Dental.

20 August 2012

GGV Capital collects $508m for fourth growth fund

china-wall_lrg China and US-focused venture firm GGV Capital has collected more than $508m of commitments for its latest growth vehicle.

20 August 2012

Private equity exits in India plunge 90% in second quarter $

Private equity exits in India plunged by almost 90 per cent in value during the second quarter compared to the same period last year, as tax changes proposed in the budget and the falling rupee weighed heavily on investor sentiment.

20 August 2012

Investors adapt “familiar disciplines” to Asian PE markets $

In the past few years global private equity investors have clearly understood that the only way to be a player in Asia is to have a local presence.

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