India: Morgan Stanley PE Asia invests $24m in health foods brand Manna

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The Chennai-based company had earlier raised Rs 30 crore from early growth investors led by Fulcrum in 2015.

CITIC Capital completes acquisition of Paris-based Axilone

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Oaktree Capital Management had put Axilone up for sale early last year.


Blackstone said to reach $1.1b deal for Maui resort with Singapore’s GIC

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The transaction would be the second-largest deal for a single hotel in the U.S.


KKR-backed Emerald Media takes controlling stake in Indian animation studio Cosmos-Maya

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The investment closely follows Emerald Media’s $65m funding in Bangkok startup aCommerce


Malaysia’s Equinas sells APIIT for $180m in KV Asia-backed management buyout

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Ekuinas had invested in APIIT in 2011, buying a 51 per cent stake from Sapura Resources Bhd and in 2016 took over the remaining 49 per cent.


Japan: J-Star Co acquires majority stake in nightlife operator Section Eight

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Along with the investment, Takayuki Yasuda, a former CEO for Komeda Co, has joined as a board member of Section Eight.


Norway’s $1t sovereign fund wants to invest in private equity

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A broader universe may “enable the fund to be invested in different types of companies to those that are available in the public equity market,” the fund said in a letter to the Finance Ministry.


India: Morgan Stanley PE picks minority stake in Sahajanand Medical

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Sahajanand Medical Technologies (SMT), a maker of cardiac stents, has raised nearly $36 million (Rs 230 crore) in a funding round led by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA), it announced on Wednesday. Existing investor Samara Capital also participated in the round. As part of the current transaction, a fund… Read more »


Indian hospitality space sees PE deals jump three-fold to $119m in 2017

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Hotel deals, including mergers and acquisitions, are likely to pick up further in 2018.


Grey Mountain Partners to acquire Brambles’ recycled pallet biz in US for $115m

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CHEP Recycled supplies and recycles over 90 million, primarily whitewood, pallets annually in the US and Canada.