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24 June 2016

Private equity firm bids for Chinese travel business Qunar

rigby-island-1144440_1920 Private equity firm Ocean Management has offered to take US-listed Chinese travel business Qunar Cayman Islands private.

23 June 2016

Circle pay app launches Chinese operations with $60m in local financing

colors-157474_640 Instant payments app Circle, which so far provided services to the US and the UK, has now expanded to China with a $60m in fresh funding from local investors.

23 June 2016

PE-backed Varsity Education hires banks to run IPO

school-298680_1920 Private equity-backed Indian school-age education business Varsity Education Management has reportedly chosen banks for an IPO next year which could raise up to INR20bn ($296m).

22 June 2016

Three PE firms bid for McDonald’s China, HK stores

double-cheeseburger-524990_960_720 Three buyout firms have reportedly bid for McDonald's Corp China and Hong Kong stores in an auction that could fetch up to $3bn.

21 June 2016

Indian online tax return platform ClearTax bags $12m SAIF-led Series A

currency-166422_1920 SAIF Partners' Ravi Adusumalli has led a $12m Series A financing round for Indian online tax filing platform ClearTax.

21 June 2016

NewQuest closes third secondaries fund at $540m

hong-kong-958636_1920 Hong Kong-based NewQuest Capital Partners has closed its third direct secondaries fund at $540m, making it almost twice the size of its predecessor.

20 June 2016

TPG Growth to acquire rural bank in Philippines

philippine-peso-1213585_640 TPG Growth, the mid-market and growth equity investment platform of global private equity group TPG, will buy a 40 per cent stake in Philippines-based One Network Bank.

17 June 2016

Abraaj gets IFC commitment towards $200m-targeting Pakistan fund

pakistan-71671_1280 Emerging markets private equity giant Abraaj has picked up a cornerstone commitment from the IFC towards a $200m fund targeting Pakistan.

15 June 2016

OPIC to invest $250m in TPG Growth-backed Myanmar telecom tower project

antenna-543431_640 The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will extend a $250m loan to Apollo Towers Myanmar, a TPG Growth-backed telecoms infrastructure developer.

15 June 2016

Lightspeed China Partners places $240m target on Fund III

money-938269_960_720 Lightspeed China Partners is looking to raise up to $240m for its third fund, AltAssets can reveal.

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