UNITAS CAPITAL’S BUYOUT OF DUTCH cylinder-maker Hyva earlier this year was a landmark private equity deal in that it was the first in Asia to be backed by a high-yield bond. Not only did the company’s $375 million bond issue set a precedent for other Asian investors to consider less traditional leverage options, but Unitas’ John Lewis, who led the deal, said it has provided Hyva with a “lot more flexibility” in terms of repayments than the typical Asian syndicated loan structure.
Unitas purchased Hyva from 3i Group as part of a secondary buyout in May. Unitas was the only bidder able to secure interim bank financing by the final deadline for the deal. "That was critical," says...
UK-based private equity investor Dolma Impact Fund has committed $3.2 million to Swet Ganga Hydropower & Construction, a hydroelectric power provider in Nepal.
Nayuta, a Japanese start-up focused on combining internet-of-things (IoT) and blockchain technologies, has received a JPY140 million ($1.3 million) funding round led by Jafco.
InnoSpring and Alibaba Group have jointly launched an accelerator program in China with a view to helping international start-ups access Chinese markets and ecosystems.
Magmode, a China-based men’s fashion start-up, has raised $15 million in the second tranche of a Series B round led by Cathay Capital Private Equity. Existing investor Sinovation Ventures also participated.