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11 April 2012

CVC, RBS make $216m from HK-listed Samsonite placement

Global private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and British taxpayer-backed banking giant RBS have raised $216m through the sale of shares in Hong Kong-listed US luggage producer Samsonite International.

11 April 2012

CVC eyes record Asia PE deal for 2012 with $644m City Telecom purchase

CVC Capital Partners is planning the largest Asian private equity deal of the year so far with a $644m purchase of Hong Kong-listed City Telecom.

11 April 2012

Venture capital industry gravitating towards China, Indiap

chinalights_lrg The global venture capital investment landscape is evolving towards China and India as both LPs and GPs gravitate to their exceptional growth opportunities.

11 April 2012

Carlyle, Sequoia mull stake in Indian Hard Rock Cafe franchisor

hard-rock-cafe_sq Global private equity firms including Carlyle and Sequoia Capital are said to be in separate talks to invest between $40m and $50m in a ‘significant minority stake’ in JSM Corp, which owns the Indian franchise rights for brands such as Hard Rock Cafe and California Pizza Kitchen.

11 April 2012

CVC clinches $644m Hong Kong telecom deal

The Asia Pacific arm of global buyout major CVC Capital Partners has agreed to buy two assets from Hong Kong telecommunications giant City Telecom for around HK$5bn ($644m).

10 April 2012

Pegasus Capital has good feeling about Six Senses Resorts purchase

US mid-market specialist Pegasus Capital has agreed to buy Bangkok-based Six Senses Resorts and Spas.

10 April 2012

Aditya Birla PE arm buys $19m stake in India’s Trimax

The private equity arm of India’s Aditya Birla Financial Services Group has led an INR1bn ($19m) financing round for Trimax, a Mumbai-based provider of IT infrastructure and services, VC Circle reported on Tuesday.

10 April 2012

CVC Capital gearing up for $2bn Formula One IPO in Singapore

Buyout giant CVC Capital Partners is understood to be driving towards a $2bn IPO of the Formula One motor racing series.

10 April 2012

GIC, Baring pick up $97m stake in Indian FMCG Marico

india-bangalore_sq Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and Baring Private Equity Partners India have agreed to invest around INR5bn ($97m) in Marico, a listed consumer goods business based in India.

10 April 2012

MBK’s China Network Systems sale hits hurdle

The sale of South Korean buyout heavyweight MBK Partners’ Taiwanese cable TV business to media and manufacturing conglomerate Want Want China Holdings has been delayed after pro-China political comments by Want Want's chairman plunged the deal in controversy.

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