Taiwan-based CDIB Capital, the PE unit of China Development Financial, has completed a $25 million investment in a Chinese online home furnishings retailer Meilele.
Greater China | 23 Apr 2013 |
Kuwait’s Asiya Investments has opened a Hong Kong office, only its third service center globally, in response to rising demand from Arab investors for exposure to Asia.
Greater China | 10 Apr 2013 |
CDIB Capital has invested $19.9 million in Dubai-based travel retail operator Flemingo International.
Greater China | 08 Apr 2013 |
Malaysia-based specialist private equity firm Azka Capital will manage a MYR1.55 billion ($503 million) fund focused on global opportunities in the halal industry. It is expected to acquire companies in the food and agri-business sector and reorient them...
Fundraising | 05 Apr 2013 |
Chinese online retailer 360Buy has raised $400 million through a Series F round of funding led by Kingdom Holding, an investment company controlled by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a Saudi Arabian billionaire.
Technology | 18 Feb 2013 |
Cathay Fortune Corporation (CFC), the private equity group founded by Chinese billionaire Yong Yu, has abandoned its A$830 million ($848 million) takeover bid for Australian copper miner Discovery Metals. Discovery shares plummeted as much as 7.5% to...
Greater China | 04 Feb 2013 |
Sarah Alexander, CEO of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), has agreed to join The Abraaj Group as a managing director. EMPEA’s executive committee has recommended that Jennifer Choi, currently vice president of industry and external...
People | 10 Jan 2013 |
Bamboo Finance, the Luxemburg-based social investment firm with a strong focus on Asia, has acquired a controlling interest in specialist private equity fund Accion Investments in Microfinance for $105 million.
Venture | 16 Nov 2012 |
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has appointed Colm Lanigan as head of principal investments in its private equities department. Working alongside senior management, Lanigan is responsible for the identification, execution and management of direct...
People | 03 Oct 2012 |
General Lighting (GLC), a Saudi Arabia-based portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, has agreed to buy Davex, Malaysia’s largest lighting fixtures manufacturer and supplier, for MYR183 million ($60 million). The company sees the acquisition as a platform...
Buyouts | 24 Sep 2012 |
Tom Speechley, a senior partner at Abraaj Capital, has been named CEO of Aureos Capital. The appointment coincides with the completion of Abraaj’s acquisition of Aureos and its emerging markets small- and mid-cap investment platform.
Southeast Asia | 25 Jul 2012 |
Russia and China have confirmed plans for a joint $4 billion investment fund, which will be backed by initial $1 billion contributions from their respective sovereign wealth vehicles. Progress on the fund was announced at an economic forum in Moscow attended...
Greater China | 30 Apr 2012 |
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has poached Axa Private Equity COO Christophe Florin to head up its emerging markets private equity team. He led Axa’s Asian operations between 2005 and 2008.
MENA | 26 Apr 2012 |
Abraaj Capital’s Nadeem Lodhi has been appointed as head of Citigroup’s operations in Pakistan. Lodhi was previously a principal at Dubai-based Abraaj, taking responsibility for the firm’s sub-Saharan Africa business.
South Asia | 23 Apr 2012 |
Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund that counts The Carlyle Group among its investments, announced a loss of AED4.2 billion ($1.14 billion) in 2011, up significantly on the AED338 million deficit posted a year earlier, due to volatile global...
MENA | 13 Apr 2012 |
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