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24 April 2012

Edelweiss-backed Catholic Syrian Bank to list on Indian exchange by October

Edelweiss Capital-backed Catholic Syrian Bank is planning an IPO before the end of September to raise funds for its expansion plans.

24 April 2012

CIC receives $50bn top-up from Chinese government

China Investment Corp, the country’s $410bn sovereign wealth fund, has been handed a further $50bn by the Chinese government, senior officials at a Beijing-based biannual forum for sovereign wealth funds and pension funds revealed late last week.

24 April 2012

HarbourVest hires ex-JP Morgan exec Sally Shan to run new Beijing office

china-flag-chinese Global buyout house HarbourVest Partners plans to capitalise on the continued economic boom in China by setting up shop in Beijing.

23 April 2012

Japanese pension funds to increase PE exposure despite AIJ scandal

Japanese pension funds are planning to increase their exposure to alternative assets despite the recent AIJ Investment Advisors scandal, in which the Tokyo-based asset manager allegedly lost more than $1bn of investors’ money.

23 April 2012

India could halve capital gains tax for PE investors

india-bangalore_sq India’s finance ministry is aiming to halve the long-term capital gains tax it charges private equity firms for unlisted or off-market security trades to ten per cent.

23 April 2012

CDB Capital raises $1.4bn fund of funds, eyes another $100m

news_china_dragon.lrg_ The fund management arm of China’s biggest policy bank has raised a $1.4bn fund of funds aimed at investments in the private equity industry.

23 April 2012

Accel, SAIF lead $5m round for India’s PropTiger Realty

real-estate2_lrg Venture capital heavyweights Accel Partners and SAIF Partners have led an INR250m ($5m) Series B financing round for real estate marketing services business PropTiger Realty, which runs the online platform PropTiger.com.

23 April 2012

Tano Capital to invest in Kalpataru Power logistics business

sacks_lrg Indian private equity firm Tano Capital is making an investment in Shree Shubham Logistics, a subsidiary of Kalpataru Power Transmission.

20 April 2012

Carlyle bids for $1.8bn stake in Kyobo Life Insurance

korea-10_sq Carlyle is among a handful of buyout firms bidding for a stake in South Korea’s Kyobo Life Insurance, a sale that is expected to fetch around $1.8bn.

20 April 2012

TPG Capital nears $1.5bn first close for Asia fund

TPG Capital is said to have secured commitments of almost $1.5bn for its latest Asia-focused investment vehicle, leading the US private equity firm to a strong first close for the $4bn fund.

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