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4 August 2015

CDIB Capital raises $405m for Asia-focused fund

taipei-taiwan-101_sq CDIB Capital International Corporation ("CDIB Capital"), the private equity arm of China Development Financial, has closed its latest fund on $405m.

3 August 2015

Blackstone, Fortress Investment in the race to buy Japan’s Simplex

tokyo-japan-965322-m US private equity firms Blackstone Group and Fortress Investment Group have both been shortlisted for the second round of bidding for Japan’s Simplex Investment Advisors.

3 August 2015

Aarin leads Series A in India-based TripFactory.com

bondi-beach-1444014-m Bangalore-based Aarin Capital Partners has led an undisclosed Series A round in online holiday store TripFactory.com.

3 August 2015

GSR looks to raise $150m for Fund V

china GSR Ventures has launched its fifth fund with a $150m target, just days after announcing a $5bn vehicle to target global tech deals.

31 July 2015

Morgan Stanley PE Asia takes stake in China Network Systems on behalf of Far EasTone

television Morgan Stanley's Asian private equity operation is to take a stake in local Taiwanese network TV operator China Network Systems, as part of a deal aimed at enabling another Taiwanese broadcaster, Far EasTone Telecommunications Co Ltd, to eventually acquire the holding.

31 July 2015

UPDATE: KKR to invest $150m in listed Indian polyester maker

India KKR is to invest about $150m million in JBF Industries, a Mumbai-based, stock exchange-listed polyester maker, the Financial Times reported on Friday, the day the publication said the deal was expected to be formally announced.

30 July 2015

PAI Partners to sell Swissport to China’s HNA Group for $2.81bn

plane-airport PAI Partners, the Paris-based private equity firm, is to sell Swissport International, an airport luggage and cargo handler, to HNA Group, which owns China's fourth-largest airline, for CHF2.7bn ($2.81bn).

30 July 2015

New Golden Gate Ventures fund ‘for SE Asian tech start-ups’ attracts Temasek, Saverin

GGV Capital Vinnie Laurie Golden Gate Ventures, a Southeast Asia-based investment house focused on forging ties between Silicon Valley and Asia, said it has first-closed its second fund on $35m – with contributions from Temasek, the Singapore fund, and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

30 July 2015

Carlyle taps Beijing Partners Fund for $85m Chinese vending machine investment

japan-682010_1280 Private equity giant Carlyle has revealed a RMB530m ($85m) investment in Chinese vending machine company Ubox Technology & Trade Co.

28 July 2015

CVC said planning to quit deal for Serco’s Indian biz

India CVC Capital Partners is considering walking away from a $400m acquisition of London-listed Serco's Indian business process outsourcing unit, formerly known as Intelenet, according to a published report out of India.

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