The UK government is on course to recoup more than $100 million by exiting its stake in Actis. The private equity firm’s management will buy the government’s 40% holding for GBP8 million ($13 million) in cash and also hand over a portion of the carried interest from three funds. It is estimated this could generate at least $100 million over several years.
Andrew Mitchell, the international development secretary, said the agreement represented a much better deal for British taxpayers. "While Actis has generated significant profits, the previous shareholding...
David Li, managing director and head of China at Warburg Pincus, has resigned to set up his own company. Julian Cheng and Frank Wei have duly been appointed to lead the firm’s China business.
CDIB Capital, the PE arm of Taiwan’s China Development Financial (CDF), has invested $30 million in Anhui Dong Jin Renewable Resource Technology, a Chinese renewable resources producer.
China-based Sinovac Biotech, which earlier this week became the target of a take-private bid from its chairman and SAIF Partners, has received a competing offer from a consortium that includes China International Capital Corporation (CICC).
Chinese state-owned conglomerate Beijing Enterprises Holding (BEHL) has agreed to buy EEW Energy from Waste, a German waste management company, from EQT Partners for EUR1.44 billion ($1.6 billion).