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RRJ Capital starts campaign for China-focused USD 1 billion Asian real estate fund

Private equity company RRJ Capital said it has already began to market its Asian real estate fund which will focus on China. RRJ Capital is looking to raise USD 1 billion for the fund.

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Newcastle Airport may sell half its stake

Newcastle Airport Authority Ltd was reportedly planning to sell half its stake to infrastructure investors such as IFM Investors Ltd and other superannuation funds next year.

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Private equity firm Boyu Capital feels pressure of Alibaba IPO delay- report

Private equity firm Boyu Capital has experienced the pressure that the delay in the long-awaited initial public offering of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has caused.

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Carlyle eyes bolt-on acquisitions in Malaysia

Washington-based private equity firm Carlyle Group LP expressed its interest on bolt-on acquisitions in Malaysia, citing its very good experience with the acquisition of Davex Holdings Bhd last year.

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Venture capitalists invest in new media despite risks- report

Venture capitalist have continued to pour money in new media firms despite the potential hazards in the hope that the startups will be able to lure advertising money, according to a Reuters report.

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Private equity, hedge fund firms seizes opportunities on crumbling infrastructure

Private equity and hedge fund firms had set their sights on placing bets in infrastructure projects, stalled government transportation projects like railways and ports in particular.

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Silicon Valley venture capital firm Luminari nabs USD8 million funding from British Sky

New Silicon Valley venture capital firm Luminari Capital obtained a USD8 million funding from pay-TV giant British Sky Broadcasting Group. Sky said that it wants to increase is exposure to US tech startups.

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Hedge fund manager holds short position on Japanese government bonds- report

William Littlewood, the hedge fund manager of Artemis Strategic Assets Fund, has taken a short position on Japanese government bonds, according to a column written by Mark Dampier on The Independent.

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Former US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner joins Warburg Pincus

Former US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be joining global private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC in March. Geithner became notable for his role during the US financial crisis.

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Wilton Re looking into possible sale or IPO next year

Bermuda-based life insurer Wilton Re Holdings is scouting for investment banks to advise it on its possible sale or initial public offering next year. Wilton Re has received a total fund of USD1.5 billion from private equity firms.

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Cooper seeks Supreme Court ruling forcing Apollo to close USD2.3 billion merger

American tire company Cooper Tires & Rubber Co. seeks to obtain a Supreme Court ruling forcing India's Apollo Tyres to complete the merger. The USD2.3 billion deal would make Apollo the seventh-biggest tire maker in the world.

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Infrastructure provides opportunities for private equity, hedge funds- report

A CNBC report said the infrastructure industry, including power plants, ports and pipes, has given private equity companies and hedge fund firms opportunities for investment.

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Forbes Media unlikely to lure private equity interest- report

A peHUB report said private equity firms may pass up on the acquisition of Forbes Media which has put itself up for sale for at least USD 400 million.

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Ackman bets big on Freddie and Fannie

Activist investor Bill Ackman's Pershing Square hedge fund announced its intention to acquire almost 10% stakes each in troubled mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Greenhouse receives USD 2.7 million investment in round led by The Social+Capital Partnership, Resolute.vc

The Social+Capital Partnership and Resolute.vc led the USD 2.7 million investment round for software recruitment solutions provider Greenhouse. Other investors like Bill Lohse of Pinterest and Seth Goldstein of DJZ and Turntable.fm also supported Greenhouse.

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