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23 August 2016

Platinum makes second Asian acquisition with Broadway Industrial unit buy

industry-old-shut-steam Los Angeles-based buyout firm Platinum Equity has agreed to buy the foam plastic solutions and flow control devices business of Broadway Industrial Group.

23 August 2016

Chinese state-backed electric major eyes Abraaj’s $2.3bn Pakistani power business

twilight-532720_1920 Emerging markets private equity major Abraaj has moved a step closer to selling $2.3bn-valued K-Electric after Chinese state-backed Shanghai Electric Power entered the bidding.

23 August 2016

KKR eyes $6bn-$7bn for new pan-Asian fund

blossom-1346456_640 Private equity heavyweight KKR is reportedly looking to launch its third pan-Asian fund soon, targeting a size between $6bn and $7bn.

23 August 2016

TPG hires former Morgan Stanley exec to lead South Korea operations

republic-of-korea-1435004_1920 TPG Capital has expanded its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with the hire of Shaghoon Lee as partner.

22 August 2016

Citic Capital Partners Japan in market with JPY30bn private equity fund

cherry-301251_640 Citic Capital Partners Japan, a unit of Citic Group Corp., reportedly seeks JPY30bn ($298m) for a new private equity fund to invest in Japanese businesses.

22 August 2016

Goldman, EastBridge Partners pick up Korean cookware company stake

bacon-1341868_1920 South Korea's EastBridge Partners has teamed with Goldman Sachs for a majority stake in Happycall which reportedly valued the cookware and kitchen appliance business at about $161m.

19 August 2016

TA Associates tries on women’s clothing maker TCNS with minority buy

Indian apparel Global private equity firm TA Associates has picked up a minority stake in India's TCNS Clothing as part of a $140m investment round.

19 August 2016

Hitachi enters fray against PE firms for Takeda chem unit

laboratory-1009190_1920 Electronics giant Hitachi could prove stern competition for the pair of private equity houses linked with bids for Takeda Pharmaceutical's chemical unit.

19 August 2016

LaSalle launches another Asia RE raise two years after Fund IV close

hong-kong-383953_1920 Real estate-focused investment firm LaSalle Investment Management is back with its fifth fundraise targeting Asian investments, AltAssets can reveal.

18 August 2016

MBK exit of ING Life Insurance Korea could take another two months

republic-of-korea-1435004_1920 MBK Partners' planned sale of ING Life Insurance Korea could take another couple of months as the company continues negotiations with an increased pool of suitors, it is understood.

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