July 22 (Reuters) - Baring Private Equity Asia
* Announced today that funds advised by firm have acquired a substantial stake in uk-based global lifestyle brand company, Cath Kidston, from its existing majority shareholder TA associates
* Baring Asia will have equal ownership with TA, and will partner with TA and current management team to expand brand and further develop its network in asia
* UBS acted as exclusive financial advisor to TA associates and Cath Kidston on transaction
* Baring Private Equity Asia advises funds that manage more than $5 billion in committed capital.