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IFC to invest upto $20m in Horizon Capital’s $150m PE fund

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IFC is planning to invest to up t $20 million of equity in Emerging Market Europe Growth Fund III.

Toshiba said to offer equity, real estate as loan collateral

Toshiba met with banks and made the offer as it requested loan extensions through the end of April.


Takeda partners Japan’s INCJ & Medipal in $87m pharma JV

INCJ will own 70.5 per cent in the JV.


PE consortia make binding $5b bid to takeover drugmaker Stada

The two private equity consortia vying for Stada have made binding takeover offers each worth 4.7 billion euros ($5.0 billion) including debt, paving the way for a deeper look into the German generic drugmaker‘s books, several people familiar with the matter said. The competing groups, Advent and Permira against Bain… Read more »


Japan govt-backed fund eyes minority stake in Toshiba chip business

A Japanese state-backed fund may invest in Toshiba Corp’s memory chip business as a minority partner – a move that would help the government prevent a sale to bidders it deems risky to national security, sources familiar with the matter said. Discussions on a potential investment are, however, at a… Read more »


Mitsubishi taps Rothschild for Australia mine stake sale

It will shortly seek expressions of interest.


Arcapita acquires Dubai logistics assets for $150m, cites REIT listing potential

Arcapita acquires Dubai logistics assets for $150M with the potential to be listed as part of a REIT.


Australia’s Liven closes A$10m Series A to fuel growth

Melbourne-based Liven has closed an A$10M Series A to fuel its growth in Australia and expand to the US and UK.


West-to-East value shift: APAC-Japan beats other regions in tech M&A in 2016

APJ was the only region whose aggregate value rose for the year


NZ’s Pioneer Capital hits first close of growth fund at $145m

The third growth fund has a hard cap of $180 million.