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Brazilian private equity professionals are trumpeting a major improvement in the country's private equity opportunity. If LPs could get other the politics and see beyond China and India, say Brazilian GPs, they'd be impressed with Brazil's vast economy, sophisticated capital markets and few competing financial investors, David Snow reports.
Texas Pacific Group and co-investors are manoeuvring carefully to avoid the grounding of their Qantas bid
Private equity real estate investors are rushing into Brazil in search of heavenly returns. But amid the aura of political and economic stability, the emerging market risks continue to loom large. By Paul Fruchbom
Although the theme of the fall 2006 PREA conference was “Back to Basics,” delegates found the current state of the real estate industry anything but. By Alison Granito
China's property markets are luring investors from around the world, but corruption and kickbacks can make any real estate a tricky proposition. By Robin Marriott
In October, H&Q Asia Pacific realised its ground-breaking investment in Beijing Mei Da Coffee, selling a controlling stake in the local operator of more than 60 Starbucks retail stores in Beijing and Tianjing back to Starbucks for an undisclosed amount. Here, H&Q Asia Pacific founder and chairman Hsu Ta-Lin shares his views on backing brand names in Asia's rapidly growing consumer markets.
Following the Asian crisis, non-performing loan investment helped establish private equity in Asia. Motoya Kitamura of Alternative Investment Capital tells the story so far and looks at the future of Asian distress.
Apollo and Texas Pacific face excruciating regulatory approvals in their $15.5bn buyout bid for Harrah's.
Ripplewood Holdings, a US private equity firm, and Videoncon Industries, an Indian strategic partner, have won the race to acquire Korea’s Daewoo Electronics in a transaction worth a reported $700 million.
MBK Partners, a North Asia-focused private equity manager, is competing with Goldman Sachs, Carlyle and KKR for Taiwan’s top cable TV operator in a transaction estimated to fetch about $1.4 billion.

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