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Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International based in London. She first joined PEI in Hong Kong in 2015 and covered Asia. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, she previously worked for a digital agency in Singapore focused on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.
The investment in Phoon Huat comes a year after SCPE ploughed $52m into restaurant chain Crystal Jade Group Holdings.
The NZ$30bn superannuation fund says there is a 'shortage of good investment opportunities' and it is taking on less risk than a year ago.
Singapore’s sovereign investor has formed an advisory panel which includes the former chairman and chief executive of Bunge, Alberto Weisser (pictured).
The firm sees opportunities in dairy, supply chain management and farm-to-fork models.
The fund, which will invest in Central Asia’s agricultural sector, is expected to reach a final close by late 2016.
The firm has made more than 20 investments across three Japan-dedicated buyout funds.
The Hong Kong-based fund has made its first investment from its debut fund and is expected to reach a final close of $700m by September.
China rice farmer
Initially targeting a $1bn China agribusiness fund, ex-chairman of Warburg Pincus Asia-Pacific Chang Sun is turning his efforts into boosting China’s rice and potato outputs and professionalising its agriculture sector.
The private equity firm’s capital for the investment comes from its China Growth Fund.
The firm began marketing its SEAF India Agribusiness International Fund II in September targeting $150m. The fund will invest $20m to $25m in small and medium enterprises, including food supply and other agribusinesses in India.
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