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21 September 2016

Bain Capital cedes Edcon control to creditors in $1.5bn debt deal

belts-1583543_1920 US buyout house Bain Capital has agreed to hand over control of long-held portfolio company Edcon through a $1.5bn debt-for-equity swap.

20 September 2016

Rockwood exits nine-year Tsebo holding to France’s Wendel in €331m deal

euro-1353420_960_720 Rockwood Private Equity has agreed to exit its investment in South African facilities services provider Tsebo Solutions to French investment house Wendel in a €331m deal.

19 September 2016

India’s Multiples passes $1bn AUM with storming second fund close

india-1605819_1920 Indian investment firm Multiples Alternative Asset Management has hit a $685m final close for its second fund, it is understood.

14 September 2016

Abraaj in talks to buy Middlesex University‘s Dubai campus

graduates-351603_960_720 (1) Emerging markets-focused private equity firm The Abraaj Group is reportedly in talks to buy Middlesex University‘s overseas campus in Dubai.

14 September 2016

Baidu boosts AI, VR investing with new $200m venture arm

vr-1570071_1920 Chinese web services giant Baidu is eyeing a $200m debut venture capital fundraise after launching a unit targeting AI, VR and augmented reality.

14 September 2016

Carlyle taps out of Bob Diamond team-up for Barclays Africa business

dollar-941246_1920 (1) Carlyle's team-up with former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond for the British bank's African business appears to be over, following reports of issues between the pair earlier this week.

13 September 2016

Carlyle, Bob Diamond deal talks for Barclays Africa buy stall

diamond-1475978_1280 Carlyle's attempt to buy into Barclays' African arm have reportedly stalled over regulatory concerns and potential unease at former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond's involvement in the deal.

9 September 2016

Warburg weighs bid for Soc Gen Chinese mutual fund stake

china-1184107_1920 (1) Warburg Pincus is reportedly in the market for Societe Generale's 49 per cent stake in a mutual fund joint venture with China's Baosteel Group.

7 September 2016

CITIC Private Equity leads $760m investment in China’s Best Logistics

industrial-hall-1630740_1280 CITIC Private Equity has led a $760m investment in Chinese warehouse and distribution business Best Logistics Technologies.

6 September 2016

IDG, China Everbright joint fund invests in Shanghai Film Art Academy

popcorn-1085072_1920 A joint investment fund set up by private equity firm IDG Capital Partners and China Everbright has bought a controlling stake in the Shanghai Film Art Academy.

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