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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

CDH Investments Buys HKD250 Million in Bonds from Tse Sui Luen Jewellery (Asia)

China-based alternative asset fund manager CDH Investments has invested HKD250 million (approximately US$32 million) in Hong Kong-listed jewelry manufacturer and designer Tse Sui Luen Jewellery (International) via the purchase of convertible bonds. CDH has an option to purchase additional convertible bonds worth up to HKD200 million (approximately US$26 million). The net proceeds from the sale will be used for general… Read More

Baring Vostok Capital Partners Invests in United Medical Group (CEE/CIS)

Baring Vostok Capital Partners (BVCP), a private equity firm operating in Russia and the CIS, has acquired a 27 percent stake in the United Medical Group holding company, which is the parent company of the Moscow-based medical services provider European Medical Center Group of Companies (GEMC). The deal is valued at US$100 million. The company plans to use the funding… Read More

Sequoia Part-Exits Bona Film Stake to Company Founder (Asia)

Global venture capital firm Sequoia Capital has exited part of its stake in Bona Film, a Chinese film distributor, to the company founder for approximately US$16.5 million. The private equity firm agreed to sell 1.5 million ordinary shares to Founder, Chairman and CEO Dong Yu at US$11 apiece, a premium of 5.6 percent over Bona’s closing price on 30 March… Read More

Kunlun Energy Secures Anchor Investors (Asia)

Asia-based private equity fund manager RRJ Capital and Temasek, Singapore’s state investment agency, are investing approximately US$600 million to anchor Kunlun Energy’s US$1.35 billion public capital raising. Kunlun Energy, a Hong Kong-listed unit of PetroChina, is a Chinese oil and gas exploration, development and production company. The company plans to build 15 liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants. Additional investors in… Read More

CVC Capital Partners Sells StarBev to Molson Coors Brewing Company (CEE/CIS)

Global private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has announced its sale of StarBev to Molson Coors Brewing Company for EUR2.65 billion (US$3.47 billion). Headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Prague, Czech Republic, StarBev operates nine breweries in Central and Eastern Europe. CVC invested US$1.2 billion in StarBev L.P. for it to acquire AB-InBev’s CEE brewing assets in December 2009. The transaction… Read More

Joussour Holding Company Announces the Sale of its Stake in Ghani Glass Limited (MENA)

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Denham Capital Closes US$3 Billion Energy and Resources-Focused Private Equity Fund (Global)

Energy and resources-focused global private equity firm Denham Capital Management has announced the closing of its sixth fund, having raised US$3 billion in third-party commitments from foundations, endowments, public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and family offices. Denham Commodity Partners Fund VI was oversubscribed, exceeding its original target of US$2.5 billion. The fund will invest in companies and… Read More

Navis to Take Adampak Private in US$110.7 Million Buyout (Asia)

South and Southeast Asia-focused private equity investor Navis Capital Partners has offered to purchase Adampak Limited, a Singapore-listed producer of labels, nameplates and die-cut parts, for approximately US$88 million. The bid is being made through investment holding company Safe Label Group and Navis has requested the right to seek a voluntary delisting of the company. Separately, Navis has reportedly acquired… Read More