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21 May 2012

China’s Wanda becomes biggest US cinema company with AMC buy

US buyout giants Carlyle and Apollo Global are among a group of private equity firms exiting their stakes in the world’s largest IMAX cinema operator to China’s Dalian Wanda Group for $2.6bn.

18 May 2012

Carlyle Group, Chen family eyeing $1.25bn Ta Chong Bank exit

news_exitsign.lrg_ Global buyout house Carlyle Group and fellow shareholders of Taiwan’s Ta Chong Bank are believed to be planning a $1.25bn sale to Yuanta Financial.

18 May 2012

Tiger, Accel-backed Freshdesk to launch $10m startup fund

Private equity-backed customer support software provider Freshdesk plans to launch a $10m Future Fund to extend their services to early-stage companies.

18 May 2012

Providence Equity Partners sells US-based DRG to India’s Piramal Healthcare for $635m

Providence Equity Partners has sold US-based Decision Resources Group to India's Piramal Healthcare $635m.

18 May 2012

Baird Capital Partners Europe acquires SGX Sensortech, targets Asian expansion

Baird Capital Partners Europe has acquired the instrumentation solutions division from London-listed e2v technologies.

17 May 2012

Cox & Kings to raise $140m from institutional investor for UK arm

Mumbai-based leisure, travel and insurance provider Cox & Kings is planning to raise $140m from a single institutional investor for its UK arm Prometheon.

17 May 2012

Carlyle targets $3.5bn for latest Asia fund

Carlyle has set a $3.5bn target for its latest Asia-focused private equity fund, the global buyout giant’s largest vehicle exclusively targeting investments in the region.

17 May 2012

China calling for Ropes & Gray as it boosts Asian private equity team

china-flag-chinese Law firm Ropes & Gray has hired two industry veterans as it boosts its exposure to Chinese private equity.

17 May 2012

Longreach eyes $1.2bn for stake in En Tie Commercial Bank

taiwan-5_sq Tokyo-based private equity firm Longreach Group is looking to attract T$30 ($1.02) a share for its stake in Taiwan’s En Tie Commercial Bank, a price that would value the deal at around $1.2bn.

17 May 2012

Sentient Group mines $1.3bn from LPs for fourth natural resources fund

The Sentient Group has closed its fourth resources-focused buyout fund on $1.3bn, trouncing the $816m it raised in its last vehicle in 2009.

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