Baring Private Equity Asia will exit Weetabix after China’s Bright Food Group agreed to end its four-year ownership of the UK-based cereals producer through a trade sale that values the business at GBP1.4 billion ($1.76 billion) on a cash free, debt free basis.
The buyer is Post Holdings, owner of brands such as Grape Nuts, Honey Bunches of Oats, Bran Flakes and Shredded Wheat. The acquisition will bring Alpen, Ready-brek, Weetos, and Alpen cereal bars to its...
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.