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The Carlyle Group has acquired a majority stake in Rigaku Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of X-ray equipment, for an enterprise valuation of approximately JPY100 billion ($970 million).
Apax Partners has agreed to acquire the software products business of Indian IT provider 3i Infotech for INR10 billion ($136.6 million). It will be renamed Azentio Software.
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Arcadia Capital, an Australia-based private equity firm that operates on a deal-by-deal basis, has completed its debut investment with the acquisition of specialist equipment rental business Orange Hire.
The coronavirus pandemic has played havoc with Asian private equity, contributing to a resurgence in IPOs, increased bifurcation in fundraising, a rush for healthcare, and a generally staggered revival
Advantage Partners has teamed up with Tokyo Century Corp. and Japanese strategic Euglena to acquire Q’Sai, a local health foods and cosmetics business, from Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings.
Japanese private equity firm J-Star has taken a controlling stake in local pharmaceuticals wholesaler Genex for an undisclosed sum.
Everstone Group helps outsourcing specialist Everise adapt to the work-at-home realities of the day before exiting the business to Brookfield Asset Management
Australia’s AMP Capital has acquired 100% of Hopkins Correctional Centre 200 kilometers west of Melbourne for an undisclosed sum.
The Blackstone Group has agreed to buy Piramal Glass, a glass packaging business owned by Indian conglomerate Piramal Group, for an enterprise valuation of INR75 billion ($1 billion).
CVC Capital Partners has agreed to buy Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT), Myanmar’s largest independent telecommunications infrastructure provider.
New Zealand-listed infrastructure investor Infratil has rejected a takeover offer from AustralianSuper that values it at around NZ$5.4 billion ($3.8 billion).
CLSA Capital Partners’ sale of Japanese staffing services player Qit to Advantage Partners reveals enduring private equity interest in potentially shaky categories made sturdy by specialization
Everstone Group has agreed to sell Everise, a business process outsourcing (BPO) company it formed through the amalgamation of several existing assets, to Brookfield Asset Management.
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Everstone Group has acquired a controlling stake in Calibre, an Indian ingredients supplier for the pharmaceutical and nutrition industries, for an undisclosed sum.
Australia’s Anacacia Capital has made its second foray into e-commerce in a fortnight with the acquisition of a majority interest in Mwave, an online video gaming and PC hardware retailer.
TPG Capital and Northstar have agreed to pay $236 million for an 80% stake in the Southeast Asia consumer dairy operation of Singapore-listed agribusiness giant Japfa.
In addition to raising $213 million for its latest renminbi-denominated fund, Huaxing Healthcare Capital sourced $230 million from co-investors for a succession deal in China’s orthopedics space
CLSA Capital Partners has sold Japan-based industrial sector human resources outsourcing business Qit to Advantage Partners for an undisclosed sum.
Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm KV Asia Capital has exited TF Value Mart (TFVM), a Malaysia-based grocery retailer in which it has held a controlling stake since 2016, to Intermediate Capital Group (ICG).