CLSA To Raise US$500M For Japanese P.E. Fund

Apr 16 2009 | 1:22am ET

CLSA Capital Partners is planning a new private equity fund to invest in mid-cap Japanese companies.

CLSA, the alternative asset management division of investment bank CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, is seeking US$500 million for the new vehicle, according to published reports. The fund will invest in about eight Japanese companies, investing between ¥5 billion (US$50.5 million) and ¥30 billion (US$303.2 million) per deal.

CLSA Capital has more than US$2.3 billion in assets.

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