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The results are in: Carlyle and Partners Group claimed top prizes in multiple categories, with groups including Apollo, Landmark, Actis, Navis and EQT also proving themselves as standout players.
The US pension plan intends to commit $300m to the KY Tang-led Asia private equity firm, which is nearing a first close on its latest $3.5bn vehicle.
The India-focused private equity firm uses the public markets to mitigate risks facing the country's GPs, says CEO Manoj Thakur.
The demand for microfinancing in Asia is high, according to Bamboo Finance. But some investors remain cautious because the niche is not yet well established.
Distressed fundraising totals in Asia doubled last year, recording the highest amount raised since 2006 as interest in the region's distressed vehicles increases.
The $967m sale of plastic equipment maker Mold-Masters has delivered a good exit for the UK-listed firm, after a subdued 2012 – and it hopes there are more to come.
The Brahmal Vasudevan-led firm has acquired Repco Home Finance for $13.7m in its second deal this year.
Vikram Uttam Singh has left the firm, to be succeeded by current head of transaction services Vikram Hosangady.
Singapore has inked a double tax agreement with the European fund domicile in an attempt to pull in more Asian private equity funds.
Fundraising by pan-emerging markets and Asia regional funds has overtaken that of country-focused India and China vehicles, according to data from EMPEA.

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