Texas Teachers pension fund commits $200m to Baring PE Asia’s seventh fund

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The pension fund approved a private equity allocation of $570 million to various general partners in July.

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Former Carlyle exec-led Sanaka gets $100m from Woodman for maiden PE fund

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Sanaka Capital Partners, founded by former Carlyle India executive Shankar Narayanan, is looking to raise a total of $300 million for the fund.


Employees Retirement System of Texas commits $100m to TPG Asia VII

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TPG Asia VII, the latest and largest Asia vehicle being raised by buyout firm TPG Capital, is seeking to raise $4-4.5 billion.


Belt Road Capital picks 40% stake in Cambodia’s Sabay Digital

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The investment marks the fourth transaction for BRCM from its debut $50-million fund established in late 2017.


Blackstone buys stake in TaskUs said to be worth $250m, Philippine PE Navegar exits

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The deal ascribes a pre-money valuation of more than $500 million to the outsourcer.


Franklin Templeton launches maiden India AIF

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The Franklin India Long Short Equity AIF will invest in stocks and derivatives in Indian companies for medium- to long-term.


Australian PE firm EMR Capital exits Martabe mine in $1.21b deal

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The buyer is Danusa Tambang Nusantara, which is jointly owned by United Tractors and Pamapersada Nusantara.


Bahrain-based PE Investcorp eyes direct investments in China, India

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The PE player seeks to widen its investment focus to Asia.


Mubadala’s frenetic dealmaking dwarfs Middle East peers

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Since the start of 2017, it’s completed 31 deals with more in the works. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund completed 16 deals and boycott-hit Qatar Investment Authority did 19.


Singapore’s Temasek picks stake worth $225m in Ola in secondary deal: Report

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Temasek is also in talks to invest more in Ola by subscribing to new shares.