India may see secondary exits pick up pace in 2019

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Availability of ample dry powder and the absence of a window for launching IPOs will lead more PEs to seek exit through secondary transactions in 2019.

Global healthcare PE deals set for a record 2018 riding on buyouts

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Deal activity looks set to increase as the industry holds $56 billion in dry powder, pushing total AUM to $199 billion.


Warburg Pincus commits up to $300m to Chinese urban renewal operator CREATER

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This also comes at a time when Warburg Pincus LLC is looking to raise its second China-focused private equity fund of up to $4 billion.


US private fund Castlelake to buy AirAsia plane portfolio for $768m

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For AirAsia, the deal marks another move to monetise its assets as Asia’s biggest budget airline seeks to transform itself into an asset-light, digitally focused firm.


Axiom Asia collects $1.4b for fifth fund of funds: Report

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For the latest fund, the target markets will be North Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Australasia and the Indian subcontinent.


Singapore’s GIC said to join restructuring of Thomas H Lee’s $8.1b fund

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GIC has joined Coller Capital and Neuberger Berman in leading the GP-led restructuring process for Thomas H Lee Partners’ largest fund.


Australian software firm MYOB recommends KKR’s lower buyout offer

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Last week, KKR cut its A$1.8 billion buyout proposal for the struggling Australian company. This came seven weeks after KKR upped its indicative bid to access MYOB’s financial records.


India: Baring PE Asia eyes CCD founder V.G. Siddhartha’s stake in Mindtree

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Promoters of Mindtree are reluctant to sell their stakes as they want to prevent Baring from taking control in the company.


US-based Global Infrastructure Partners plans India-focused fund

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GIP will be investing in buyout opportunities, besides assisting global infrastructure developers and operators willing to set up shop in India to de-risk their equity exposure.


[Update] Indonesia-focused PE firm Capsquare hits market to raise $200m fund

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The PE firm had earlier raised $150 million for its second fund that was closed in 2017.