“Do you know a company called [name redacted]?” the colleague asked on the phone. “Yes,” I replied. I had been familiar with the firm and its business model for several years. It is a relatively small outfit based in Shanghai, not widely known and not particularly relevant to private equity. So what about it?
"Well," the colleague continued, "they want to raise a renminbi fund to invest in SMEs." I wasn't particularly surprised - it seems that everyone in China has sought to leverage slivers of proprietary...
One Championship, a Singapore-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, has secured a new funding round led by Sequoia Capital India and Mission Holdings – an investment vehicle owned by billionaire Saurabh Mittal.
Zanroo, a Thailand-based company that uses big data analytics to offer clients real-time marketing services, has received a $7.4 million Series A funding round from domestic investor Shift Ventures.
Chinese private equity firm Principle Capital has agreed to buy the printed circuit board (PCB) business of Israel-based semiconductor component manufacturer Camtek for $35 million.
A resurgence in club deal activity has proven symptomatic of the evolution of Asia's private equity buyout market. But while the structure and the nature of deals has changed, the underlying rationale remains fixed