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EU Commissioner Charlie McCreevy has said he doesn't believe private equity should be 'lumped together' with other asset classes for regulatory purposes, but warned the industry needs to increase transparency and improve stakeholder relationships.
BNP Paribas has reportedly launched a $300m fund for investment in small and medium-sized businesses in the MENA region with the dual aims of taking advantage of lower valuations and helping businesses obtain much-needed growth capital.
In another round of private equity investment, China's National Social Security Fund has reportedly given initial approval to two domestic private equity firms, Shenzhen Capital Group and Science & Merchants Investment Management.
The venture capital firm has promoted Munich-based Christoph Schröder and Munich and Singapore-based Hui Hsing Ma to general partner.
Carlyle is reportedly demanding $206m in estimated profits lost due to a Sequoia executive allegedly backdating an agreement with a Chinese medical research company to win the deal.
The firm, which recently closed its third fund on $1.2bn, will end its affiliation with New York’s CCMP at the end of January.

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