Fidelity Growth Partners India has led a $4 million Series B round of investment in Cloudbyte, a company which provides cloud-storage solutions for online applications. Existing investors...
South Asia | 19 Jun 2013 |
Joseph Dear, chief investment officer at California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), has given up some of his duties at the pension fund as he undergoes treatment for prostate cancer.
LPs | 18 Jun 2013 |
Oregon Investment Council (OIC) has committed $75 million to Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia’s (MSPEA) fourth pan-regional fund. The vehicle, which reached a first close of $750 million towards the end of last year after less than six months in the...
Fundraising | 14 Jun 2013 |
Marubeni has scaled back its offer for General Atlantic-owned US grain trader Gavilon by $1 billion after cutting the company's energy trading arm out of the deal.
North Asia | 11 Jun 2013 |
TEL Venture Capital, the investment arm of Japanese semiconductor maker Tokyo Electron, has invested in US water technology company MOIX Corp. The details of the transaction were not disclosed.
North Asia | 05 Jun 2013 |
Australian institutional investment manager QIC has made its first direct investment into the US property market after taking a position in eight regional retail malls worth $2.05 billion. QIC’s global real estate division will put in $435.6 million...
Real estate | 05 Jun 2013 |
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) is considering US refinancing options for several of its portfolio companies after a well received debt offering for movie theater chain Hoyts in May. The Australian GP is one of several to opt for US over domestic debt markets,...
Financing | 05 Jun 2013 |
The founder of Silicon Valley early-stage investor 500 Startups, David McClure, is looking to launch a $10 million micro fund targeting Southeast Asia.
Venture | 31 May 2013 |
CITIC Private Equity has entered into a joint venture with Canadian asset manager Sprott to set up an offshore global resources fund. The vehicle fits in with China’s strategic interest in acquiring overseas energy assets required to sustain economic...
Fundraising | 31 May 2013 |
Shuanghui International, a Chinese pork producer that counts CDH Investments and Goldman Sachs among its investors, has offered $4.7 billion in cash for US-based Smithfield Foods. The proposed deal, which values Smithfield at $7.1 billion including debt,...
Buyouts | 30 May 2013 |
Alinta Energy, the Australian power producer controlled by TPG Capital, is said to be planning to raise at least $1 billion through a debt offering in the US. It joins a growing list of private equity-owned companies that are looking outside of Australia...
Financing | 23 May 2013 |
Warburg Pincus has reached a final close of $11.2 billion on its latest global fund, one of the largest private equity vehicles raised since the global financial crisis. The firm fell short of its $12 billion target – as well as the $15 billion amassed...
Fundraising | 13 May 2013 |
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and General Electric Capital Real Estate (GECRE) have formed a joint venture targeting investments in mid-size Class A-B offices in key central business district sub-markets in Tokyo.
LPs | 10 May 2013 |
Seven Asia-based investors have made it on to the 2013 Forbes Midas List of leading global venture capitalists. This compares to 10 last year, although an increasing number of US resident members are known for backing Chinese and Indian start-ups.
Venture | 09 May 2013 |
Portola Pharmaceuticals, a US-based drug developer whose largest shareholder is Temasek Holdings, plans to raise $127 million through a NASDAQ IPO. The other backers include MPM Capital, Prospect Venture Partners, Brookside Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures,...
Healthcare | 08 May 2013 |
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