Asian Venture Capital Journal (AVCJ)
Affinity Equity Partners has agreed to acquire the Malaysia-based assets of Laureate Education – a private equity-controlled global network of higher education institutions – for $180 million.
MBK Partners has completed its tender offer for Japanese electronic components manufacturer Kuroda Electric, having received support from more than 50% of shareholders for the JPY102 billion ($895 million) deal.
Shanghai Think Force Electronic Technology, a China-based artificial intelligence (AI) chip maker, has raised a RMB450 million ($68 million) Series A round of funding from Yunfeng Capital, Sequoia Capital China, and Hillhouse Capital.
Large-cap buyouts take private equity investment to record high; KKR leads the way in fundraising, but renminbi vehicles still distort the market; IPOs flourish amid global public markets boom
From China to Australia and secondaries to venture debt, industry participants share their perspectives on the year to come for fundraising, investments and exits
Lewis Rutherfurd of Inter-Asia Venture Management, Piau-Voon Wang, David Pierce of HQ Capital, Weijian Shan of PAG Asia Capital, Michael Kim of MBK Partners, Dan Carroll of Brooklands Capital Strategies, Joseph Bae of KKR, and Brooks Zug of HarbourVest...
SparkLabs Global has hired Sameer Chishty, founder and chairman of Hong Kong-based merchant bank Streeton Partners, as a venture partner for its new financial technology accelerator in the territory.
Wai Hoong Fock, who leads General Atlantic’s Southeast Asia business, has been promoted to managing director.