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U.S. private equity funds boost Asian acquisitions outside China

Investment activity rises in Japan, India as investors hedge against risks

U.S. private equity funds like KKR are significantly boosting their acquisitions in Japan and other Asian countries outside China.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Major U.S. private equity funds are diversifying their Asian acquisitions, increasing activity outside China as Beijing's pandemic countermeasures and worsening relations with the U.S. make investors wary about the country.

Flush with money, the funds could step up acquisitions of non-Chinese Asian companies this year and beyond.

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