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8 February 2013

Creador picks up 9.9% Repco Home Finance stake

Asia-focused private equity firm Creador has sealed its second deal in two weeks by picking up a 9.9 per cent stake in Repco Home Finance for INR730m ($13.7m).

8 February 2013

Paine & Partners backs Costa Group’s deal for Adelaide Mushrooms

Private equity firm Paine & Partners has backed Australian food group Costa in its acquisition of Adelaide Mushrooms.

8 February 2013

Intel Capital invests in IT group Big Switch Networks

Corporate venture capital firm Intel Capital has led a Series B funding of IT group Big Switch Networks, which has now raised more than $45m from investors including Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Redpoint Ventures.

8 February 2013

CLSA Japan exits Everlife in $285m deal

Everlife JapanCLSA Japan, a private equity unit of Crédit Agricole, has sold Japanese cosmetics and health products maker Everlife to a Korean strategic buyer in a $285m deal.

8 February 2013

Temasek, Baring Asia shortlisted for Lafarge India stake

cement-5_sqSingapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Hong Kong private equity firm Baring Asia are reportedly among shortlisted bidders to buy an up to 30 per cent stake in the Indian operations of Lafarge, the world’s largest building materials company.

8 February 2013

KKR extends buyout fund deadline after “hard circling” $7.5bn $

Scott Nuttall KKRListed private equity firm KKR has extended fundraising for its latest buyout fund to the second half of 2013 after closing or “hard circling” about $7.5bn, it has revealed.

8 February 2013

Australia’s Bioscience Managers seals first close on life sciences fund

Australian life sciences investor Bioscience Managers has hit a first close on its second fund, raising A$55m from Australian institutions IOOF and MIESF.

8 February 2013

Unilazer Ventures, IDG Ventures India invest in online retailer Valyoo Technologies

India-focused VC firm Unilazer Ventures has led a $10m investment in online fashion retail Valyoo Technologies.

7 February 2013

TowerBrook wraps up fourth fund on hard cap within months $

Transatlantic private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners has closed its fourth fund at its hard cap of $3.5bn, marking the end of hugely a successful fundraising process that two sources said was wrapped up within just four months of launching.

7 February 2013

Tata Capital names new Opportunities Fund managing partner

Padmanabh Paddy Sinha Tata CapitalIndian diversified investor Tata Capital has named Padmanabh Sinha as managing partner of its Opportunities Fund following Mukund Rajan’s recent promotion.


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