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3 July 2015

Ascendant Capital Partners in reported $600m close of second China fund

china Hong Kong-based Ascendent Capital Partners, a China-focused private equity firm, has closed its second China fund at $600m, beating its target by $100m, according to published reports, following a four-month fund-raising.

3 July 2015

Indian business titan Ratan Tata joins Jungle Ventures as senior advisor

Ratan Tata The chairman emeritus of giant Indian conglomerate Tata Sons has been brought in by Singapore-based Jungle Ventures as a special advisor.

3 July 2015

CDH-backed Chinese cookie, drinks maker eyes $1.5bn from Hong Kong IPO

cookies-448360_1280 CDH Investments-backed Chinese cookie and drinks maker Dali Foods Group is planning to raise up to $1.5bn through a Hong Kong IPO, it is understood.

2 July 2015

PE bidders whittled down to four in $6bn Tesco South Korea unit bidding

vegetable_market_supermarket Four private equity bidders have made the shortlist to buy Tesco's South Korean discount unit Homeplus in a deal which could mark the biggest-ever private equity acquisition in Asia.

2 July 2015

Qiming promotes loyal Hu to managing partner

pavilon-778083_1280 Chinese early-stage investment firm Qiming Venture Partners has promoted William Hu to managing partner after nine years with the firm.

1 July 2015

TA Associates looks to increase broadband speed in India with ACT investment

internet TA Associates has joined with Indium V-owned Argan to invest $500m in Indian broadband provider Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT).

1 July 2015

Ohio Police & Fire backs RRJ Capital latest fund

firefighters-696167_640 The Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund has committed up to $40m to Asia-focused RRJ Capital’s latest fund, AltAssets understands.

30 June 2015

GE nears imminent $2bn-plus sale of Euro PE financing unit to Japanese banking major

coins-361488_1280 US conglomerate General Electric is reportedly nearing a sale of its private equity financing unit to Japan's Sumitomo Matsui Banking Corp for more than $2bn.

29 June 2015

Bain receives $1.28bn offer for Singapore-based FCI

fibre optic Boston-based Bain Capital has received a $1.28bn offer for Singapore-based electronic connectors maker FCI Asia.

29 June 2015

Warburg Pincus consortium re-invests in Vietnamese retail player Vincom

DSC01127 A consortium led by Warburg Pincus, the New York-based private equity firm, said it has completed a follow-on minority investment of approximately $100m in Vincom Retail, a subsidiary of Vingroup and Vietnam’s largest owner and operator of shopping malls.

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