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Montagu Private Equity, the UK-based European private equity firm, has acquired German manufacturer Stabilus from Demag Holding, which is majority-owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
Figures published for Asian private equity activity in 2003 reveal that a record $17.5bn was invested while fundraising was up eleven percent at $3bn.
Recovery in the UK private equity market could be threatened by Government policy, according to the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) chairman.
The Aria II Fund, CLSA Private Equity’s second fund targeting mid-size companies in Asia, has held a first close at $69m.
The Asian division of Baring Private Equity Partners has announced a final close at $257m.
Darby Asia Investors has completed its first mezzanine financing since acquiring Prudential Asia’s mezzanine fund in April.
The Carlyle Asia Venture Partners II fund has held a final closing and confirmed details of its first investment.
The German private equity firm has hired Dirk Lupberger, former head of Siemens Venture Capital.
The Dubai-based Rasmala Buyout Fund is acquiring Aramex International, a courier business servicing the Middle East and India, in a $61m deal.
PEO spoke to Friedrich Bornikoel, a managing partner at TVM Techno Venture Management, about the new, highly popular TVM IV fund.

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