PAG Backs Haitong’s US$1.8 Billion Hong Kong Offering (Asia)

PAG Asia Capital Limited, a private equity firm focused on China and other regions across Asia, has become a cornerstone investor in the Shanghai-listed securities firm Haitong Securities’ upcoming initial public offering in Hong Kong. PAG is purchasing shares valued at US$300 million as part of a potential US$1.8… Read More

BR Partners Secures Sequoia Stake (Latin America)

The private equity arm of Brazilian financial services firm BR Partners has acquired a minority stake in Grupo Sequoia, a local company focused on e-commerce logistics. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Grupo Sequoia plans to use the funding to expand its operational capabilities and invest… Read More

Emerging Markets Poised to Take PE Share Away From Developed Markets

Washington, D.C. – Global limited partners (LPs) continue to expect their commitments to emerging markets private equity (EM PE) to increase, reflecting investor optimism about these markets’ ability to outperform developed markets, according to the latest EMPEA Global Limited Partners Survey. Three-quarters (75%) of LPs expect their commitments to emerging… Read More

BI Private Equity Buys Extra 3.5 Million Shares of Masan Group (Asia)

BI Private Equity New Markets (PENM), a part of Danish asset management company BankInvest that offers equity capital to unlisted Vietnamese companies, has purchased an additional 3.5 million shares of Masan Group, a holding company with interests in a variety of sectors including consumer products, financial services and resources,… Read More

2012 Global Limited Partners Survey

EMPEA’s 8th Annual Global Limited Partners Survey collected the views of 106 LPs from 28 countries around the world to better understand their changing attitudes toward private equity investing in emerging markets. This study provides EMPEA Members and the broader industry with a greater understanding of how LPs view the… Read More

China Cord Blood Corporation Announces Investment by KKR (Asia)

Global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Robert & Co. (KKR) has agreed to invest US$65 million in China Cord Blood Corporation (CCBC), a Chinese umbilical cord blood banking operator. The investment, which will be made through the KKR China Growth Fund, will be used in part to support the company’s… Read More

Trimax Raises US$20 Million from Aditya Birla PE Fund (Asia)

Aditya Birla Capital Advisors (ABCAP), the private equity arm of the Aditya Birla Financial Services Group, has invested approximately US$20 million in India’s Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services. The investment was made via the Aditya Birla Private Equity – Fund I. The company plans to use the proceeds to… Read More

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