GIC-backed Acuris acquires energy-focused news service SparkSpread

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Acuris is majority owned by BC Partners who in June 2017 announced the sale of a 30% stake to GIC.

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EMR Capital buys Chilean copper mine from BHP for up to $320m

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In March, it partnered Indonesia’s Adaro Energy to buy Rio Tinto’s coal operation in Australia n $2.3b deal.


ADM Capital co-leads $520m refinancing for Kuwaiti Aston Martin backer

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Funds managed by ADM Capital provided $300 million of the total refinancing package


Piramal Capital offers $30m structured equity to Appaswamy Group for land deals

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Developers in India are increasingly relying on non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and private equity investors to fund their real estate projects.


Record PE vehicles make fundraising challenging for smaller managers: Chris Leahy, Blackpeak

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“For the PE landscape, the big LPs have learnt from the GPs, and they are beginning to write their own terms, and one of the first things they seek is co-investments. While this has been around for a long time, it is increasingly the case with the more sophisticated LPs – they are almost competing with GPs, they are also having a say in the deals the GP does,” Leahy said.


India: Sesa Hair Oil in talks to raise up to $60m from True North

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True North plans to acquire a large minority stake in the Sesa Hair Oil brand which will be held under a new entity.


India: Tynor Orthotics raises $21m from Lighthouse Funds, French Thuasne

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Thuasne, with manufacturing units across 11 countries, including in the US, had initially invested in Tynor in 2010, picking up a minority stake.


CITIC Capital offers to buy China Biologic in deal valuing firm at $3.65b

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The unit, CCRE, offered $110 in cash for each share of China Biologic it does not already own.


Malaysia’s Affin Hwang marks official launch of PE business with Bintang Capital

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Bintang Capital will focus on mid-sized companies based in the Asia Pacific.


Myanmar’s Delta Capital hits final close of second fund at about $70m, falls short of $100m target

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Combining with its Fund II, Delta Capital’s total assets under management has reached close to $120 million.