Asian Venture Capital Journal (AVCJ)
Blume Ventures has reached a final close of $60 million on its second India early-stage fund.
Shanghai-listed Zhongji Investment Holding has won shareholder approval to acquire UK-based Jagex Games Studio, the VC-backed developer of online role-playing game "RuneScape," in a deal worth RMB1.63 billion ($240 million).
A consortium led by US private equity firm Housatonic Partners will acquire a majority stake in the Australian records management unit of New York-listed business services provider Iron Mountain for $A70 million ($53 million).
Development has been inconsistent in Asia’s IPO markets, with frequent pacing issues and challenges unique to each region. But in the right hands, they can still be highly rewarding for PE investors
Ash Lilani of Saama Capital has seen India’s VC community develop from pure growth deals to support a population of true entrepreneurs. Now he hopes to help the country keep building on its strengths
Barry Chen, managing director at InterChina Consulting, discusses where investors get it right and wrong on M&A, whether they are foreign companies doing deals in China or Chinese players going overseas
Kuo-Chan Kung, partner and head of Greater China at MBK Partners – and a member of the original team that spun out from The Carlyle Group in 2005 – is leaving the firm.
The chairman of Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), Brian Wilson, has delayed taking up an advisory role with The Carlyle Group until his term with the regulator ends.