KKR mulls $9b third Asia-focused buyout fund

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The new pool, should it reach its target, would be the largest Asia-dedicated buyout fund raised, surpassing New York-based KKR’s second fund for the region, which closed in 2013 at $6 billion.

Prem Watsa-backed Fairfax Group expands India footprint

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With the Bengaluru airport deal, the Fairfax group has committed investments worth close to $1 billion in India in the last nine months.


Warburg Pincus raising new $2b China-focussed fund

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The firm will use the new fund to invest alongside its $12-billion global fund raised in November.


India: KKR is becoming more aggressive, in hopes of higher growth

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Buyout firm KKR & Co. is getting more aggressive in terms of number of deals in India, in expectation of higher economic growth. One of its major focus areas will be stressed assets. In March, it received approval from the foreign investment regulator to own a majority stake in International… Read more »


TPG Growth, Creador, Japanese fund in running to buy Malaysia’s Jaya Grocer for $21m

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PE firms TPG Growth, Creador, Navis Capital Partners, Abraaj Group, and a Singapore-based Japanese fund, have all joined the race to acquire a 49% stake Malaysian supermarket chain Jaya Grocer.


China: CIC-led consortium looking to buy $8b Yum unit ; Singapore’s Temasek, PE firm Primavera also in fray

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A majority purchase by the CIC consortium would give a domestic entity control of a leading fast-food chain in the Chinese market for the first time. The investor group, which also includes KKR & Co. and Baring Private Equity Asia, is conducting due diligence on the unit.Singapore state investment fund Temasek Holdings Pte and Chinese private equity firm Primavera Capital Ltd . are separately vying for stakes in Yum China


Australia’s CHAMP Ventures postpones launch of eighth fund by 6 months

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  Australia-based private equity firm, CHAMP Ventures has postponed the launch of its eighth fund by six months, according to a report by AVCJ. The GP had closed its previous fund in 2012, having raised A$475 million ($360 million), which exceeded its target of A$450 million. It was expected to return to market… Read more »


Carlyle steps up Japan deal pace as governance reform kicks in

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Carlyle has invested half of the $1 billion in its third fund after buying six Japanese companies since it started investing in 2014


PE investors CMC Capital, FountainVest partially exit IMAX China

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CMC and FountainVest remain strategic investors in IMAX China, and CMC will continue to partner with IMAX China in the previously-announced IMAX China Film Fund.


StanChart unit picks 19.5% stake in Chinese data centre developer Chayora

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The StanChart unit will provide equity funding for key Chayora’s data centre development projects in the Tianjin and Hangzhou campuses.