Tim Sims, co-founder and managing director of Pacific Equity Partners, argues that Australia’s strong fundamentals make it an attractive market for buyouts, while perceptions of an over-reliance on China are misplaced
Q: Your most recent deal, Spotless, was a take-private. How significant are lower public market valuations to deal-making at present? A: Traditionally public to private deals have not been that common...
J-Star has closed its third Japan-focused buyout fund at the hard cap of JPY32.5 billion ($291 million), having launched the vehicle last summer with a target of JPY30 billion.
CDH Investments has teamed up with Hillhouse Capital on a proposed HK$53.1 billion ($6.8 billion) privatization of Belle International, a Chinese shoe retailer that it first backed in 2005 and took public two years later.
HQ Equita, a Germany-based mid-market buyout firm controlled by HQ Capital, has agreed the sale of transportation industry supplier Isolite to Japan’s Hitachi Chemical.
Japanese private equity firm NSSK has acquired Bunkasha Publishing, a domestic media group focused on manga comics in both print and digital formats.