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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, between 12 March and 12 April 2012. As a result, PENM… 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 business expansion. The transaction represents KKR’s first investment in the healthcare… 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 finance its expansion plans both in India and internationally. The deal… Read More

CVC Capital Partners Announces Agreement to Acquire Hong Kong Broadband Network (Asia)

International private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) and IDD businesses from City Telecom. HKBN is a broadband operator in Hong Kong, which owns and operates a fiber network. The transaction is valued at approximately HK$5 billion (US$644 million), which will be funded via a combination of equity and debt financing (provided… Read More

Pegasus Capital to Acquire Six Senses Resorts & Spas (Asia)

U.S.-based provide equity fund manager Pegasus Capital Advisors has agreed to acquire the Thailand-based luxury resort and spa business of Six Senses Resorts & Spas. The value of the investment is undisclosed. Under the terms of the transaction, Pegasus will acquire all of the Six Senses and Evason branded resort and spa management contracts and related intellectual property rights, and… Read More

Ideiasnet Announces the Sale of Softcorp

Ideiasnet, a Brazilian venture capital company that invests in technology businesses, has sold its stake in software distribution company Softcorp to local systems integrator Techresult. Softcorp is one of Microsoft’s partners for systems and solutions development in Brazil. The value of the transaction was R$15 million (approximately US$8.25 million). Read More

Capital Trust Inks First Egypt Healthcare Deal Since 2011 Revolution (MENA)

Capital Trust Group, a firm focused on private equity, mezzanine debt and real estate investments in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has purchased a 51 percent stake in Al Oyoun al Dawli Hospital, a medical center for eye surgery and treatment in Egypt. The investment was made through EuroMena II, a US$90 million private equity… Read More

Abraaj Capital and Kuwait Energy Sign Strategic Investment Agreement (MENA)

Private equity manager Abraaj Capital has announced an agreement to invest in Kuwait Energy, an upstream oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, Ukraine, Latvia, Russia and Pakistan. The investment, which will be made through Abraaj Private Equity Fund IV (APEV IV), aims to enable the company’s ongoing growth and development plans. The… Read More

Egeli & Co. Agrees to Invest in Turkish Securities Investment Trust (CEE/CIS)

Egeli & Co. Investment Holding, part of Egeli & Co. Asset Management, a Turkey-based asset management company focused on alternative asset classes, has announced an agreement to purchase 70.04 percent of the outstanding share capital of Ak B Tipi Yatirim Ortakligi, a Turkish securities investment trust. The value of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, is unknown. Read More

GIC, Baring India Private Equity Investing US$100 Million in Marico

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Baring Private Equity Partners India are jointly investing approximately US$100 million in Bombay Stock Exchange-listed consumer products company Marico. VCCircle estimates that GIC is investing roughly US$75 million for a 3.4 percent stake in the company, while Baring Private Equity Partners India is investing approximately US$25 million for… Read More

Zeder Investments Limited Commits US$46.7 Million to Acquire and Expand Chayton Africa (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Zeder Investments Limited, an agriculture-focused investment company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has announced that it is committing US$46.7 million to acquire and expand an agricultural business that will be known as Chayton Africa. The investment coincides with Chayton Atlas Agricultural Company, currently a private equity fund, transforming into an agricultural operating company led by the existing Chayton Africa… Read More

Ethos Confirms Sale of Holdsport Stake (Sub-Saharan Africa)

South African fund manager Ethos Private Equity has confirmed the sale of a 12.4 percent shareholding in Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Holdsport. The stake represented the residual portion Ethos retained following the IPO of the South African sporting, leisure and recreational goods retailer in the second half of 2011. Holdsport listed at ZAR31 (US$3.91) per share on 18 July 2011 and… Read More