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Wisconsin Pledges $340 Million To Five PE Funds

The $83 billion State of Wisconsin Investment Board logged five private equity commitments totaling $340 million in the third quarter, according the system’s latest investment committee report. Three of the five commitments, about two-thirds of the total, were to funds with a European or Asian focus…

FountainVest Leads PIPE for Chinese Developer

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A consortium led by private equity firm FountainVest Partners plans to buy nearly $99 million worth of convertible bonds issued by Central China Real Estate (0832.HK), sending its shares up nearly 9 percent on Wednesday. Central China signed an agreement to issue HK$765 million ($98.72 million) worth of convertible bonds to […]

Bain, FountainVest Bid on Chinese Med Device Co.

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Global and Chinese private equity funds including Bain Capital and FountainVest Partners have submitted bids to buy into a Chinese medical device maker backed by Citigroup (C.N), sources said on Tuesday. Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI) bought a roughly 70 percent stake in Landwind, a diagnostic imaging equipment distributor and manufacturer, […]

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