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27 February 2013

OrbiMed Advisors targeting $500m for second Asia healthcare fund

Healthcare-focused investment firm OrbiMed Advisors is reaffirming its interest in the Asian market by planning a $500m fund targeting the region.

27 February 2013

Rhone Capital nears exit for Utex as KKR, First Reserve, Ares prepare bids

New York based private equity firm Rhone Capital could be close to an exit for portfolio company Utex Industries, with KKR, First Reserve and Ares Management all reportedly considering bids for the company

27 February 2013

NZVIF to back up to three New Zealand VC funds after sealing state underwrite facility

Fund investment group New Zealand Venture Investment Fund has said it expects to commit to two to three new venture capital funds over the next few years, following the government’s decision to provide it with a new NZ$60m underwrite facility.

27 February 2013

Lyceum’s Access Group inks eighth bolt-on with Sazneo deal

Lyceum Capital-backed business software company Access Group has acquired UK start-up Sazneo for an undisclosed sum.

27 February 2013

Apollo explores private sale for Evertec after IPO filing

US private equity firm Apollo Global Management is now exploring a potential sale for portfolio company Evertec, shortly after the Puerto Rico-based transaction processing business filed for a $100m IPO.

26 February 2013

Venture capital-backed investor Lighter Capital names Molly Otter VP

otter Venture capital-backed investor Lighter Capital has appointed Molly Otter as vice president to “shape the future” of the Seattle-based firm’s lending practices.

26 February 2013

TPG to take elderly care home provider ALC private in $278m deal

US buyout house TPG Capital has agreed a $278m take-private deal for elderly residence provider Assisted Living Concepts.

26 February 2013

‘Founding father of Asian PE’ Thadani bets on Thailand and Malaysia in 2013 $

anil Symphony International Holdings founder Anil Thadani suggests private equity firms should take a good look at the booming consumer driven economies of South East Asia.

26 February 2013

Quadriga Capital closes Private Equity Fund IV at $675m $

German private equity firm Quadriga Capital has now closed its fourth fund, having hit its target of nearly $675m (€511m), AltAssets has learned.

26 February 2013

LPs expected to increase Asia-Pacific interest in 2013 $

The pace of LP investment in Asian private equity funds is expected to see a significant increase this year according to a survey of industry executives based in the region.


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