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New Forests Asset Management's latest vehicle will invest in forestry-related assets in the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Following a period of frenzied fundraising for pan-regional Asian funds, the focus is now shifting to standalone pockets of opportunity, writes Siddharth Poddar.
Less than a year after taking over as the Asia Pacific head of Blackstone-owned GSO Capital Partners, Tim Donahue is rejoining JPMorgan.
KKR’s creatively structured buyout of Oriental Brewery could provide a template for private equity deals during these volatile times, writes Siddharth Poddar.
Gary Long has departed from the firm after 15 years as Investcorp looks to streamline management and cut costs.
The Carlyle Group has reportedly submitted a bid for Australia's largest railway operator. TPG and GIP have been trying to buy the company since last year.
Vivek Paul, a former TPG Ventures partner and CEO of Wipro Technologies, has set up his own private equity firm and has reportedly started raising capital for a $400m fund.
Pakistan's economy reels from burgeoning trade and budget deficits, and the political and security situation shows no signs of improving. Still, the few GPs investing in the country predict an active year. Siddharth Poddar reports.
The Delhi-based firm has held a first close for its third private equity fund, which aims to raise $250m by the end of the second quarter.
The implications of the global financial meltdown have not dampened the spirits of South Korean private equity fund managers, who now anticipate a friendlier reception and increased dealflow. Siddharth Poddar reports.

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