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Asia's Biggest Private Equity Acquirer Is Seeking $6 Billion

  • Chinese firm planning its biggest-ever dollar buyout pool
  • Hillhouse starts gauging interest from potential investors
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Hillhouse Capital Management, the Chinese investment firm that last year helped lead Asia’s biggest-ever buyout deal, is targeting to raise about $6 billion in a new private equity fund, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Hillhouse has started gauging interest from potential investors, one of the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. If successful, it will be the biggest dollar buyout pool raised by the firm, which started in 2005 with $20 million from Yale University’s endowment.