* Essel Finance’s realty fund invests $12M in Ariisto Realtors’ project.
* GTI Capital infuses additional funds into Brattle Foods.
* Aster DM Healthcare in talks to acquire hospitals in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
* Aavishkaar backs organic textiles maker CAOS Apparels.
* WestBridge, SAIF and Baring India up holdings in listed portfolio firms.
* Pricol board approves merger of promoter group firm Xenos.
* Japan’s Chubu, Mitsui in energy tie-ups with India firms.
* Japans’ Arkray To Acquire Span Diagnostics’ IVD Business.
* GMO Buys Into KSK Energy; Mithra Venture Part Exits.
* IREDA Plans Tax Free Bond Issue.