There is always a danger that private equity investors will fall in love with certain portfolio companies and never want to exit. Navis Capital Partners came close with Trimco International Holdings. The Malaysia-based PE player took a controlling stake in the garment label manufacturer in 2005 and came to see it as a consistent, cash generative operation that expanded seamlessly into new markets.
"At some point you have to ask whether you have the chance to monetize the business in a way that is fair and equitable," says Rodney Muse, Navis' co-managing director. "We harvested all the low-hanging...
Global and regional private equity firms are increasingly turning their attentions to Vietnam, reassured by the country’s relative economic stability and impressed by the rising number of investable companies.
Navis Capital has agreed to sell its controlling stake in Australia’s Retail Apparel Group (RAG) to The Foschini Group of South Africa in a deal worth A$302.5 million ($225 million).
Chinese film distributor Bona Film Group, which is backed by a handful of PE and strategic investors, has teamed up with Hollywood talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to launch a $150 million film fund.
Australian venture capital firm Artesian Venture Partners has raised A$26 million ($19.5 million) for a domestic clean energy fund with a A$10 million cornerstone investment from the government’s A$1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund.