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ChrysCapital Raises US$500 Million for New Fund (Asia)

India-focused private equity firm ChrysCapital has reportedly raised US$500 million for a new fund. This is the first fund since the firm announced that Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director Ashish Dhawan will leave the firm later this year. ChrysCapital is purported to have raised capital from a variety of foreign investors, including endowments, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. Read More

Riyada Enetrprise Development to Acquire 50 Percent Stake in The Entertainer (MENA)

Riyada Enterprise Development (RED) has announced its intent to acquire a 50 percent stake in The Entertainer, a consumer services company that offers two-for-one discount vouchers for merchants in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Cyprus. RED is a targeted US$650 million high growth small- and mid-cap investment platform formed by Abraaj Capital, a private equity manager… Read More

Allyes Group Receives Strategic Investment from Vision Knight Capital (Asia)

China-based private equity fund Vision Knight Capital has invested in Allyes Group, a provider of integrated digital marketing solutions in China that is majority-owned by global technology-focused investor Silver Lake Partners. David Wei, Vision Knight Capital’s Chairman and Founding Partner, joined Allyes’ Board of Directors in December 2011. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read More