Sovereign investor dealmaking fell 24% in 2017 to $72b

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The number of deals by sovereign investors, which include sovereign wealth funds and state pension funds, fell to 183 in 2017 from 198 in 2016.

India: PE fund Carpediem Capital invests $6.5m in Nysaa Retail

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This deal marks Carpediem Capital’s fifth investment from its maiden $30-million fund.


Australian PE Crescent Capital snaps up Nucleus Network from Baker Institute

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The sale is expected to help Baker generate funds to boost biotechnology and medical research


ROC Partners to close third Asia fund short of target at $130m: Report

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The fund, launched in May 2016, had mopped up only $60m after a year in May 2017


Malaysia state fund Ekuinas sells Tenby Education to International Schools Partnership

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The sale, which followed the disposal of its interest in APIIT Education Group recently, marks Ekuinas’ eighth divestment.


IFC, Clearwater Capital to co-invest in Asian distressed assets

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The fund will be invested in distressed assets of companies in China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand & Vietnam. 


PE firm Affinity close to acquiring HK garment label maker Trimco

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A deal could value Trimco, which is controlled by Partners Group Holding AG, at more than $500 million.


Quadrant PE buys majority stake in Australian sweet maker Darrell Lea for $160m

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The Quinn family agreed to sell 80-90% stake in Darrell Lea to Quadrant.


Indian PE True North floats AI, analytics-focused unit, commits $10m investment

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The arm, Actify Data Labs, will offer services in analytics, algorithms and artificial intelligence.


ADB commits up to $50m to Indian PE major True North’s new fund

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The Mumbai-based private equity firm is looking to raise $900 million for its latest, biggest yet, fund.