Everything always seems clearer and easier to understand with the benefit of hindsight. While it seems pretty apparent now that Asian private equity would emerge as a leading asset class for investors around the world, it was actually quite difficult to imagine 12 years ago that the kind of stories we have covered in recent issues of AVCJ would be possible.
For example, I hope that most of you will have read the excellent cover story focused on placement agents in the last issue of AVCJ. For those of us that have been in the Asian private equity business...
AGIC Capital has acquired 100% of Slovenia-based medical equipment supplier Fotona as part of a plan to expand operations in Asia with an emphasis on China. The deal will facilitate an exit for US private equity firm The Gores Group.
Samara Capital Partners has acquired Indian facilities management company Sanjay Maintenance Services (SMS) for about $20 million.
Sailing Capital has provided $60 million in Series C funding to artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technology start-up Sense Time, less than six months after the Beijing-based company announced its previous round.
South and Southeast Asia-focused mid-market GP Creador has fully exited its investment in Indian tile maker Somany Ceramics for INR3.26 billion ($50.4 million).