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4 November 2016

Standard Chartered reshuffles management at targeted PE arm

nainesh-jaisingh UK-based banking group Standard Chartered is said to have replaced the chief executive of its private equity division which it plans to cut down in the future.

4 November 2016

Jungle Ventures makes headway with fundraising for SeedPlus Singapore pool

elephant-385265_640 Singapore-based venture capital firm Jungle Ventures is about to get a new investment from the IFC for its S$25m ($18m)-taregting seed fund.

4 November 2016

Actis nabs IFC commitment for fourth $2bn-targeting Energy Fund

sunset-1752375_640 The International Financial Corporation (IFC) plans to invest up to $100m in the latest energy fund of emerging markets-focused PE firm Actis.

3 November 2016

Singapore VC Jubilee Capital hits $30m first close for tech-startup fund

city-647400_960_720-1 Singapore-based Jubilee Capital Management has reached a $30m first close for its new tech-startup fund.

3 November 2016

Carlyle pipped to Takeda’s Wako Pure Chemical by $1.94bn Fujifilm bid

test-tubes-904546_1920 Global buyout house Carlyle looks to have missed out on Takeda Pharmeceutical's Wako Pure Chemical unit after Japan's Fujifilm reportedly agreed a JPY200bn ($1.94bn) deal.

2 November 2016

KKR drops out of bidding for troubled airbag maker Takata

texture-860666_1920 KKR has reportedly dropped out of bidding for Japanese air-bag maker Takata, which is famous for suffering the biggest-ever product recall in the automotive sector.

2 November 2016

Indonesia’s Convergence clears initial fund target with $30m final close

temple-598969_1920 Early stage Indonesian investment firm Convergence Ventures has hit a $30m final close for its debut fund.

2 November 2016

India’s Amtek attracts PE interest for German Tekfor division sale

engine-1099159_1920 Troubled Indian car parts business Amtek Auto has reportedly attracted private equity interest for its German division Tekfor which could sell for up to €520m.

1 November 2016

CVC eyes exit of Malaysian fast food giant QSR through $500m IPO

pizza-1039262_1920 Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is reportedly set to sell its stake in Malaysian fast food giant QSR Brands through a $500m IPO.

1 November 2016

CITIC exits Chinese mattress maker King Koil Shanghai to Advent International

mattress-277906_1920 Chinese private equity investor CITIC Capital has exited its investment in mattress maker King Koil Shanghai Sleep System to Advent International after less than two years.

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