MBK Partners has closed its fifth North Asia-focused fund at the hard cap of $6.5 billion. It is the joint third-largest PE vehicle raised for deployment across the region and MBK has become the seventh manager to cross the $6 billion threshold.
The vehicle was oversubscribed but stuck to the hard cap disclosed last November. Commitments came from over 80 LPs with a re-up rate above 90%, according to a source familiar with the situation. Investors...
KKR has offered to acquire up to 9% of First Gen Corporation, a power plant operator in the Philippines, for PHP7.29 billion ($144 million).
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Hillhouse Capital has led an extended Series A round of funding worth $50 million for Deepexi, a Chinese start-up that provides a suite of smart data services to enterprise customers.