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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 billion offering. PAG joins a group of 10 additional cornerstone investors,… 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 in the automation of logistical processes. Read More

IFC and IDB Invest US$100 Million to Support Infrastructure Development in MENA (MENA)

IFC and Islamic Development Bank (IDB) are investing up to US$100 million to support the construction of infrastructure projects across the Middle East and North Africa. The organizations are each investing US$50 million in the Arab Infrastructure Investment Vehicle (AIIV), which is expected to grow to between US$300 million and US$500 million. AIIV will be managed by EMP AIM, a… Read More

Zephyr Peacock India Holds First Close on Zephyr Peacock India Fund III (Asia)

Zephyr Peacock India, part of global private equity and marketable securities firm Zephyr Management, has held a first close on Zephyr Peacock India Fund III with US$50 million in commitments. The fund, which is targeting US$150 million in total commitments, plans to invest between US$5 million and US$15 million in small- and medium-sized companies across a number of sectors, including… 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, 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