The Carlyle Group has crossed the halfway mark on its third Japan buyout fund, with approximately $600 million raised predominantly from domestic investors.
North Asia | 30 Oct 2014 |
Guangdong Highsun Group, Chinese property developer and chemicals producer, is launching a RMB1.5 billion ($245 million) PE fund that will invest in entertainment and internet-related assets.
Fundraising | 30 Oct 2014 |
India-headquartered risk management advisory Alea Consulting has opened a new office in Mumbai, its third in the country.
Advisory | 29 Oct 2014 |
Indian theme park operator Adlabs Entertainment has raised INR500 million ($8.18 million) in a pre-IPO round of investment from NYLIM Jacob Ballas India, a vehicle co-owned by New York Life Insurance Company and Jacob Ballas Capital.
South Asia | 28 Oct 2014 |
Canada-based cleantech investor Cycle Capital Management (CCM) will help set up a venture capital fund in Qingdao as part of an investment partnership with the eastern China city.
Fundraising | 28 Oct 2014 |
Warburg Pincus has closed its first dedicated energy fund at the hard cap of $4 billion, comfortably exceeding the $3 billion target.
Fundraising | 28 Oct 2014 |
Creador has increased the size of it second fund to $330 million after receiving an additional LP commitment of $30 million.
South Asia | 27 Oct 2014 |
Mizuho Capital Partners is set to launch a new JPY30 billion ($277 million) mezzanine fund which will support Japanese small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the form of subordinated loans and preferred shares.
Mezzanine | 24 Oct 2014 |
Israeli VC firm Carmel Ventures has reached a $194 million final close on its latest VC fund with participation Chinese tech giants Baidu and Qihoo360 as well as insurer Ping An Group.
Greater China | 23 Oct 2014 |
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has reached a first and final close on its third global secondaries fund at the hard cap of $1.655 billion.
Fundraising | 23 Oct 2014 |
Australian venture capital firm OneVentures has reached a A$60 million ($53 million) first close second fund, which is looking to raise $100 million for Series B and C stage investments.
Australasia | 22 Oct 2014 |
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) has invested an undisclosed sum in AMTD, Hong Kong’s leading independent financial planner (IFA) and insurance broker.
Financials | 21 Oct 2014 |
Placement agent MVision has hired Michelle Paisley and Dennis Kwan as managing directors in its Hong Kong office. They will join founder and CEO, Mounir Guen, who recently moved to Hong Kong to lead the firm's Asia expansion.
Greater China | 21 Oct 2014 |
Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) has committed $50 million to Baring Private Equity Asia’s sixth pan-regional fund, which recently reached a first close of $3.2 billion.
LPs | 20 Oct 2014 |
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