UK’s CDC Group invests in IDFC Alternatives’ third PE fund

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CDC’s entry provides an exit to some of the existing limited partners (LPs) of IDFC Alternatives.

IDFC Alternatives' MK Sinha

L Catterton Asia raises $844.4m for $1.25b third buyout fund

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The third Asia buyout fund has received funding from 16 LPs so far.


Kuwaiti creditor refuses Abraaj deal, may prompt provisional liquidation

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The refusal by Kuwait’s Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) to join other creditors in a debt freeze may complicate Abraaj’s efforts to sell its investment management unit to New York-based Cerberus Capital Management.


Southeast Asia to become more attractive for buyouts in next 3 years, say LPs

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A third of LPs surveyed by Coller Capital said the Asia Pacific does not have enough high-quality buyout GPs.


US firm Vora Ventures acquires Indian B2B online marketplace ShakeDeal

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With ShakeDeal, Vora enters into direct deals and transactions from just enablement.


Australia’s Mirvac buys 50% stake in Sydney property from Blackstone fund

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The deal comes at a time when the U.S. private equity giant Blackstone has been seeking to deepen its exposure to Australian and New Zealand commercial property.


Bain Capital acquires Australia’s childcare provider Little Learning School

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The deal is believed to worth A$150 million ($115 million).


Hong Kong’s Maison Capital nears final close for $200m PE fund

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Outside of China/HK, Maison Capital is excited about the Indonesia market — it made an investment in Indonesian e-commerce firm WOOK last year — and is also considering exploring India.


Temasek arm launches first listed PE bonds for retail investors

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The $90.5 million (S$121 million) Class A-1 bonds offering for retail investors by Azalea Group will carry a fixed interest rate of 4.35 per cent per annum.


S Korea’s VIG Partners invests $129m in contact lens maker Star Vision

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The buyout firm will secure a 41.9% stake of Star Vision, which also includes an option to obtain a controlling stake in the future.