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6 June 2012

Warburg ties up $98.8m Future Capital deal

US private equity firm Warburg Pincus is believed to have picked up a majority stake in India’s Future Capital Holdings in a $98.8m deal.

6 June 2012

Bain, GIC-backed Hero MotoCorp to merge investment unit with self

inda-car-flag_sq Bain Capital and GIC-backed Hero MotoCorp, India's biggest manufacturer of two-wheeled vehicles, has approved a proposed merger that will see the investment unit of its parent company join forces with the automobile maker.

6 June 2012

Recent round values Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi at $4bn

Xiaomi Technology is understood to be in the process of closing a financing round that will value the Chinese smartphone maker at around $4bn – nearly half of European phone giant Nokia’s market capitalisation, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

1 June 2012

Unison Capital seeks buyer for sushi chain Akindo Sushiro

Japanese private equity firm Unison Capital is looking for a buyer for Akindo Sushiro, the conveyor belt sushi chain it bought five years ago, in a sale that could fetch up to JPY70bn ($893m).

1 June 2012

Intel Capital continues Asian venture expansion with $400m war chest

Computer chip giant Intel’s venture capital arm plans to invest up to $400m this year as part of a renewed expansion into Asia.

1 June 2012

Morgan Stanley eyeing $1.5bn for fourth Asian buyout fund

Morgan Stanley’s private equity arm is preparing to launch a $1.5bn Asia-focused buyout fund.

1 June 2012

Formula One hits brakes on IPO amid global market instability

stop-brake-halt CVC-backed motor racing company Formula One has delayed its planned IPO just days after beginning pre-marketing due to market volatility.

1 June 2012

GSR Ventures gives LPs second bite at top performing investments

bite-toast-bread-food-crumbs China-focused GSR Ventures is giving LPs the chance to tap into its top-performing portfolio companies through its latest $133m fund.

1 June 2012

CIC’s private equity unit loses two more executives

China Investment Corp is understood to have lost a further two executives from its private equity division, the latest in a raft of departures from the country’s $400bn sovereign wealth fund.

1 June 2012

Tiger, SAIF sink $10m into clothing retailer Zovi

Tiger Global and SAIF Partners have invested $10m in Indian online clothing retailer Zovi.

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