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24 April 2015

TA expands, keeps focus on Asian tech, healthcare and financial services $

asia Global private equity firm TA Associates has its sights firmly on the Asian market, having recently brought in Daisy Cai as director of its Hong Kong office.

24 April 2015

Advent, Temasek eye Crompton Greaves’ electrical unit

electricity energy power A consortium led by US private equity firm Advent International is set to buy the consumer electricals business of Crompton Greaves for up to $350m.

23 April 2015

KKR continues diverse fundraising, hits $1.7bn close for second distressed fund

dollar down debt US private equity giant KKR has picked up more than half of its $3bn target for its second fund targeting distressed opportunities, it is understood.

22 April 2015

Norwest Ventures, GIC back online Indian local services platform Sulekha

DIY tools Norwest Venture Partners and Singapore sovereign investor GIC have teamed up to back Indian online local services platform Sulekha.com.

22 April 2015

Integral nabs majority stake in Skymark Airlines

airplane-1157211-m Japanese private equity firm Integral Corp has purchased a majority stake in bankrupt budget carrier Skymark Airlines, AltAssets understands.

22 April 2015

TA Associates brings in Goldman’s Cai as Hong Kong director

Hong Kong Global private equity firm TA Associates has hired Goldman Sachs Investment Partners exec Daisy Cai as director of its Hong Kong office.

21 April 2015

Venrock co-leads $18.5m Series B for nasal device maker Spirox

face-melt-631325-m Venture capital investors Venrock and Aisling Capital have led a $18.5m Series B funding round for nasal medical device maker Spirox.

21 April 2015

Carlyle-backed Focus Media bags $1.4bn refinancing loan ahead of planned IPO

chinaaa Carlyle-backed Chinese display advertising business Focus Media has reportedly sealed a $1.4bn bank loan to refinance debt ahead of its expected IPO.

21 April 2015

Baring Asia to buy Lion Capital’s 40 per cent of UK-based Weetabix

wheat-field-1435497-m Baring Private Equity Asia is said to be approaching a deal to buy 40 per cent of UK cereal maker Weetabix.

20 April 2015

CPPIB joins KKR, Anchor in snapping up stake in Ticket Monster

download-94-e1427795624525 Global private equity firm KKR and Anchor Equity partners have agreed a deal to acquire a controlling stake in South Korean mobile commerce company Ticket Monster.

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