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19 April 2016

TPG leads $210m round in India’s Janalakshmi Financial Services

rupees-587271_960_720 San Francisco-based private equity firm TPG has led a $210m financing round in Indian microfinance lender Janalakshmi Financial Services.

19 April 2016

KKR, Baring PE Asia linked to Yum Brands China unit stake purchase

An investor group including KKR and Baring Asia PE is reportedly interested in buying a majority stake in the China unit of restaurant business Yum Brands, which could see it valued at up to $8bn.

19 April 2016

China’s GSR Capital raises $1bn global fund focused on LED lighting

lamp-1076350_640 China-based investor GSR Capital, an affiliate of GSR Ventures, has announced its new $1bn GSR Go Global Fund has been oversubscribed with agreements already signed with anchor LPs.

18 April 2016

KKR eyes Gland Pharma exit amid Advent, Baxter bid interest

health-846864_1920 KKR-backed Indian pharmaceutical business Gland Pharma could be taken over by fellow buyout house Advent International after the firm reportedly expressed interest in the business.

14 April 2016

McDonald’s looking to find PE buyer for North Asia stores

mcdonalds-450433_960_720 A number of private equity firms are reportedly going to be offered the chance to buy McDonald's 2,800 restaurants in North Asia.

13 April 2016

Michigan commits $675m to eight funds

detroit_michigan_170sq The State of Michigan Retirement Systems has committed $675m to eight funds, AltAssets has learned.

13 April 2016

China, US-focused GGV Capital completes trio of new fundraises totalling $1.2bn

china-1177009_1280 US and China-focused early stage investment firm GGV Capital has closed on $1.2bn across a trio of new funds.

12 April 2016

Aquiline, Genstar sell US consultancy firm AssetMark in $780m deal

consultant-779590_640 Private equity firms Aquiline Capital Partners and Genstar Capital have agreed a $780m deal to sell US consultancy firm AssetMark Financial Holdings.

11 April 2016

KKR, Anchor-backed Ticket Monster gets $1.5bn valuation from NHN investment

background-219668_1280 Private equity-backed South Korean mobile commerce business Ticket Monster has picked up a KRW47.5bn ($40m) investment from strategic player NHN Entertainment.

7 April 2016

HQ Capital expands Asia presence with Tokyo office

tokyo-japan-965322-m Alternative asset manager HQ Capital has expanded its presence in Asia with the opening of a Tokyo office.

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