JKL Partners and a unit of South Korean agricultural conglomerate Harim Group have been named by a local court as the preferred bidder for bankrupt shipper STX Pan Ocean.
Buyouts | 18 Dec 2014 |
India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) has exited Music Broadcast, which runs FM radio station Radio City, to Jagran Prakashan, a listed Indian media conglomerate backed by The Blackstone Group.
Exits | 18 Dec 2014 |
US auto parts maker Visteon Corp. has agreed to sell a 70% stake in its South Korea-based subsidiary Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) to Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire for around $3.6 billion.
North Asia | 18 Dec 2014 |
EQT's 2010 acquisition of a controlling stake in Chongqing New Qinyuan Bakery – which it has just exited to Swire Pacific – was something of a coup for the European mid-market GP. Not only did the firm overcome several competitors, but it also managed...
Exits | 17 Dec 2014 |
When The Carlyle Group first parted ways with India-based publishing and technical services provider Newgen KnowledgeWorks in 2011 it was on good terms.
Buyouts | 17 Dec 2014 |
A private funding round was not Tuniu’s original plan. Earlier this month, the US-listed Chinese online package tour provider informed regulators that it wanted to raise $100 million via a public offering.
PIPEs | 17 Dec 2014 |
Self-proclaimed geek Jenny Lee began her career working on fighter jets for the Singapore government. Now a managing partner at GGV Capital, she is backing a new generation of China start-ups
Venture | 17 Dec 2014
From China and India to Southeast Asia and Japan, private equity professionals give their perspectives on the year to come for fundraising, investments and exits
North Asia | 17 Dec 2014
Strong capital markets facilitate bumper exit activity; pan-regionals, venture capital dominate fundraising; China’s leads revival in growth capital investment, with Korea still buyout central
Investments | 17 Dec 2014 |
After a mixed 2013, Asian private equity has enjoyed an impressive 2014. But what do the next 12 months have in store? Here are some ideas…
Fundraising | 17 Dec 2014
SoftBank Group is leading a $90 million round of funding for Locon Solutions, operator of property listing platform Housing.com. It will become the largest investor in the business.
Expansion | 17 Dec 2014 |
The Australian operation of Jones the Grocer, a gourmet food retailer majority-owned by L Capital Asia, has gone into administration but is expected to stay open while undergoing a restructuring.
Restructuring | 17 Dec 2014 |
CVC Capital Partners is set to make a partial exit from Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) as Cathay Life Insurance confirmed it had agreed to buy a 20% stake in the Philippines lender for PHP17.92 billion ($400.5 million).
Financials | 17 Dec 2014 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta