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Carmela Mendoza

Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International based in London. She first joined PEI in Hong Kong in 2015 and covered Asia. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, she previously worked for a digital agency in Singapore focused on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.
The HKD 220 billion fund will invest in private equity and real estate working with established managers in mature markets, including North America and western Europe, and certain emerging markets.
KKR’s capital for the investment comes from its Asian Fund II.
Former managing director Neerah Bharadwaj is among the 43 professionals the firm has promoted to senior roles.
Ekuinas plans to merge Express Group and PM Care to create the largest medical claims provider in Malaysia.
MCP II had an initial target of €500m but closed on €200m due to the impact of the financial crisis on its Italian investors.
The firm has hired former Capital Dynamics managing director Ben Hart, following the appointment of Asian investment team head Yar-Ping Soo in December.
Jin-Yong Cai, former CEO of the International Finance Corporation will join TPG Capital to help expand its investment strategy in emerging and frontier markets.
Thyrocare is looking to raise $85 million to $100 million and plans to list on both the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
In the public outcry following the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith, its previous private equity owner faces demands to explain what went wrong.
Following its investment in Baring Private Equity Asia, the US-based firm is interested in partnering with other Asian alternative asset managers.

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