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Zomato restaurant discovery acquired $60M funds; Introduces Whitelabel platform

Indian-based restaurant search app Zomato acquired $60M from Temasek Holdings and Vy Capital. The search app will use it to expand the business to other countries and to introduce other services like Zomato Whitelabel.

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Avendus

Late to the party, global banks try to muscle into India's start-up boom

Global investment banks are scrambling to get a piece of the action from India's booming technology start-ups, having missed out on the initial flurry of deal-making to their better-connected but much smaller domestic rivals.

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Dufry

Dufry details $4 billion fundraising plan for WDF buy

Dufry AG (DUFN.S) has fleshed out plans for its takeover of Italy's World Duty Free SpA (WDF) (WDF.MI), as the Swiss company seeks to consolidate its position as the biggest player in the fast-growing airport retail sector.

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Li Ka-shing

Hong Kong tycoon's M&A spree promises bumper year for Asia banks

Li Ka-shing's hectic start to 2015 has meant record Asia M&A, loan and equity deals so far this month - good news for investment bankers close to the 86-year-old Hong Kong tycoon's empire.

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Temasek Holdings

Temasek buys stake in U.S. electronic trading firm Virtu

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has agreed to buy a minority stake in Virtu Financial Inc, the New York-based electronic dealing firm said on Monday, in a bet on the growth of automated trading globally.

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Brookstone Inc.

Brookstone Inc. files Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Brookstone Inc. filed with US regulators in Delaware Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to be able to push through a deal with Spencer Spirit Holdings Inc.

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Temasek Holdings

Temasek Holdings said to be in advanced discussions for substantial Watson stake purchase

Citing sources, The Wall Street Journal reported that Singapore state investment firm Temasek Holdings was in advanced discussions for a "strategic" stake acquisition of Li ka-shing's health and beauty retailer Watson.

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FirstCry

India-based online baby store FirstCry scores $15M in Series C round

India-based online baby and kids store FirstCry.com scored $15 million in a Series C funding round led by Vertex Venture Management to expand its online, offline, and mobile presence.

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China

China-focused Boyu Capital to close $1.5B for second buyout fund -sources

China-focused private equity group Boyu Capital is set to close $1.5-billion for its second buyout fund within a few weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Brookstone

Brookstone Co engages services of Jefferies Group, K&L Gates for debt restructuring- sources

To help it restructure its debt, retailer Brookstone Co has hired a financial adviser Jefferies Group and law firm K&L Gates, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.

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Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd

Singapore Airlines lifts stake in Tiger Airways by 7.3pct

Singapore's national flight carrier Singapore Airlines Ltd announced on Friday its purchase of an additional 7.3% equity stake in budget carrier Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd in a deal valued at S$49 million ($38.7 million).

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Temasek Holdings

Temasek is different from other sovereign wealth funds and pays tax - Chairman

Singapore's Temasek Holdings is not like any other sovereign wealth fund. This was according to a Chairman Lim Boon Heng in a conference held in Singapore.

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Bollywood

Singapore government acquires stake in Bollywood distributor

Fullerton, an investment fund run by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings, has acquired 5 million shares in Bollywood film distributor Eros International at USD11 apiece.

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Norway wealth fund, Och-Ziff among investors in Cinda IPO-sources

A group of 10 investors, including Norway's sovereign wealth fund and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, have together committed to buy about $1.1 billion into China Cinda Asset Management Corp as part of its Hong Kong IPO, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday

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BPO and IT services in India

Private equity firms fuel consolidation of IT services and BPO in India

In a report, the Business Standard said private equity firms are a significant contribution to the consolidation of IT services and BPO sector in India. There were five private equity transactions closed this year that totaled USD1.13 billion in value.

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