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29 June 2012

EQT prepares third Greater China fund $

EQT has begun pre-marketing its third Greater China fund, a vehicle the Nordic private equity major will use to invest in anti-cyclical businesses in the world’s second largest economy, a source familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

29 June 2012

Standard Chartered PE buys $23m stake in Karaikal Port

port-sunset_sq The private equity arm of Standard Chartered has bought a minority stake in Karaikal Port, a newly developed shipping gateway on the East Coast of India that is being developed by Indian infrastructure company Marg.

29 June 2012

TA Associates to buy $93m stake in Indian healthcare BPO Omega

news_redcross_lrg Global private equity firm TA Associates is said to be buying a majority stake in healthcare focused-BPO Omega Healthcare Management Services for INR5.3bn ($93m).

29 June 2012

Ant Capital China arm, Translink invest in mobile ad platform Adwo

Chinese mobile advertising platform Adwo has closed a $12m Series B financing round led by Silicon Valley venture firm Translink Capital and Vangoo Investment Partners, the Greater China-focused investment arm of Ant Capital Partners.

29 June 2012

Abax reaches $364m deal to take Fushi Copperweld private

copper-conductor_sq Hong Kong-based alternative asset manager Abax Global Capital has reached a deal to take Nasdaq-listed Chinese wire maker Fushi Copperweld private, in a transaction valued at $363.8m.

29 June 2012

Bain raises $2.3bn towards second pan-Asia fund

Global private equity firm Bain Capital has reportedly raised $2.3bn towards its second pan-Asia-focused private equity fund and plans to complete fundraising next month.

28 June 2012

Sequoia makes largest India investment to date with Just Dial deal

Sequoia Capital and SAP Ventures have raised INR3.27bn ($57m) for Indian search engine Just Dial, marking Sequoia’s largest investment in an Indian business to date and the company’s biggest funding tranche so far.

28 June 2012

Japan’s Sparx wins mandate for public-private infrastructure fund $

Japanese asset manager Sparx Group has been appointed manager for a new public-private infrastructure fund being established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

28 June 2012

Blackstone, KKR in talks to invest in Shriram cement unit

cement-5_sq Global buyout giants Blackstone and KKR are said to be in talks to buy a large stake in the cement division of the Shiram Group, a diversified $9bn conglomerate based in southern India.

28 June 2012

Emerging market M&A volume slumps to lowest level in three years $

Emerging market-targeted M&A volume for the first half of 2012 slumped to its lowest level since the second half of 2009, although its total share of global M&A activity increased by 29 per cent for the same period, according to new research.

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