HONG KONG, June 15 Global private equity funds
including Silverlake and TPG Capital, and Asian fund
Primavera Capital are among firms that have indicated interest
in U.S.-listed AsiaInfo Linkage Inc, sources with
knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in a deal that could be
worth more than $1 billion.
AsiaInfo received an offer from China's CITIC Capital in
January, financial details of which were not disclosed, and
subsequently appointed Goldman Sachs as a special
AsiaInfo said in March it would scout for more buyout
The auction has now attracted other bidders, with bids due
around the end of June, said the sources, who could not be named
as they were not authorised to talk to the media.
AsiaInfo, Silverlake, TPG Capital and Primavera could not be
reached for immediate comment.