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Bain Capital raises $7.3B in new buyout fund for North America

April 17, 2014 | Shruti Ambavat

The PE firm, which has been actively investing in India and has committed around $1.6 billion in the country in the last four years, had two years ago raised $2.3 billion in its second Asian fund.

Aaryan Group looks to raise $8.5M for its residential project in Ahmedabad

April 17, 2014 | Pooja Sarkar

The project is expected to be launched by June this year.

Ascent Capital picks minority stake in Alivira Animal Health

April 17, 2014 | TEAM VCC

Alivira is a joint venture between SeQuent Scientific and Shasun Pharma.

Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund exits P R Packagings with close to 2x returns

April 17, 2014 | Lohit Jagwani

The venture capital firm is floating its third fund with a target corpus of Rs 500 crore.

Thyrocare to launch B2C venture Lab Nation, scouting for strategic investors

April 16, 2014 | Jasleen Kaur Batra

Early last year, Nueclear Healthcare, the low-cost cancer diagnosis services business of the Thyrocare group, raised $4 million from Norwest Venture Partners.

Real estate broking portal IndiaHomes raises $24.9M from New Enterprise Associates, others

April 16, 2014 | TEAM VCC

Gurgaon-based India World Technologies, which owns IndiaHomes, had raised Rs 120 crore from Helion Venture Partners and Foundation Capital, in 2012.

Dutch pension fund APG invests $50M to raise stake in Lemon Tree Hotels

April 16, 2014 | TEAM VCC

Lemon Tree’s chief has indicated that it is eyeing an IPO in two years.

ChrysCap puts $30M to hike stake in ING Vysya Bank

April 16, 2014 | TEAM VCC

The PE firm is estimated to have put close to $70 million to date into the private lender.

Smile Group forms $100M JV with PE giant TPG to help businesses roll out operations in Asia & Africa

April 16, 2014 | Sainul K Abudheen

In India, TPG has not been too active in the tech investments space with its bet on application software firm AGS Transact Technologies being an exception.

Lighthouse picks 12.5% in snacks maker Bikaji Foods for $15M

April 15, 2014 | Diksha Dutta

Early this year, WestBridge picked up nearly 25 per cent stake in DFM Foods, the maker of salted snacks under the 'Crax' brand from its promoters.

Au Financiers raises $21M in fourth round from existing investors, promoters

April 15, 2014 | Shruti Ambavat

IFC, Warburg Pincus, ChrysCapital and Motilal Oswal Securities were among the investors in the round.

BlackSoil hits first close of its maiden realty fund, tweaks investment strategy

April 15, 2014 | Swet Sarika

Around half a dozen real estate-focused PE firms have hit fundraising milestones since January 1 this year.

HarbourVest Partners raises $1B global direct co-investment fund

April 15, 2014 | Shruti Ambavat

The private equity fund of funds' previous co-investment vehicle, which raised $734 million in 2007, is now fully invested.

ChrysCapital increases stake in Torrent Pharma

April 14, 2014 | Lohit Jagwani

Previously, the PE player had picked up 1.9 per cent stake in Torrent Pharma.

Milestone Capital exits investment in Pune commercial property for $24M

April 11, 2014 | Swet Sarika

The PE firm has clocked 1.83x returns on its six-year-old investment.

Ratnakar Bank raises $55M round from CDC, Asia Capital and existing investors

April 10, 2014 | Bhawna Gupta

In February last year, the bank raised $60.64 million from a group of investors, including Aditya Birla PE, IFC, IDFC Alternatives and Ascent Capital.

IFC to invest $30M in food additives maker Lucid Colloids

April 10, 2014 | TEAM VCC

Recently, IFC committed $85 million in Varun Beverages, the largest bottler for PepsiCo in South Asia.

Temasek launches new private equity co-investment vehicle

April 10, 2014 | Shruti Ambavat

One of the two sovereign wealth funds of Singapore, it also plans to launch Temasek Bonds to retail investors in the future as a first step to bring retail participation as co-investors.

IL&FS PE exiting Phoenix United Mall project at Agra with a haircut

April 09, 2014 | Swet Sarika

Proposed to be jointly developed with The Phoenix Mills and another realty venture, the project did not move beyond land acquisition stage.

Private equity deals in healthcare takes a beating in Q1

April 09, 2014 | Lohit Jagwani

M&A deal volumes was almost flat compared with last year but lack of large deals sunk the announced value of such acquisitions.




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