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18 June 2012

CVC drops Formula One stake to 35 per cent following IPO delay

CVC has sold a further stake in global motor racing business Formula One after the company delayed its planned IPO due to market volatility.

15 June 2012

Denmark’s Axcel forms strategic partnership with Fosun International

Danish private equity firm Axcel has partnered with Fosun International, China’s largest privately held conglomerate, for a strategic collaboration that will provide new resources and competences for both parties.

15 June 2012

Blackstone, Bain, KKR could bid for Indian airline SpiceJet

Private equity giants including Blackstone, Bain Capital and KKR are believed to be considering bids for Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet.

15 June 2012

Private equity profits fail to halt China social security fund slump

graph-down China’s $135bn state pension fund recorded its worst performance for three years despite strong results from its private equity assets.

15 June 2012

Abraaj to sell one fifth of shares on offer in IHH Healthcare IPO

The Middle East’s largest private equity firm is planning to sell more than 430 million shares during IHH Healthcare’s $2bn IPO slated for the end of summer.

14 June 2012

PE-backed sports clothing company Li Ning facing profit slump

Private equity-backed Chinese sportswear company Li Ning has warned it faces a substantial decline in profits this year.

14 June 2012

Eli Lilly tops up venture investment in Chinese drug maker Novast

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has made a $20m top-up to the equity invested by its corporate venture arm in Chinese generic drug-maker Novast.

14 June 2012

Temasek increases Mongolia exposure through 5.5% Ivanhoe buy

Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek has bought a 5.5 per cent stake in Canada’s Ivanhoe mines for $426m as it looks to increase its exposure to Mongolia.

13 June 2012

Goldman rehires Mark Schwartz to chair Asia Pacific

Goldman Sachs has rehired New Silk Route Partners co-founder Mark Schwartz to lead the merchant banking giant’s Asia Pacific operations as chairman, the firm has said.

13 June 2012

Kumho Industrial sells $810m assets to Korea Finance Corp PE arm

Kumho Industrial Co has sold KRW946.5bn won ($810m) worth of assets, including a KRW415.5bn ($356m) stake in Daewoo Engineering & Construction, to a buyout fund managed by Korea Finance Corp in a bid to boost liquidity.

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