A consortium featuring Hastings Fund Management, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will pay A$10.26 billion ($7.5 billion) for...
Buyouts | 25 Nov 2015 |
Corporate carve-outs are on the rise in India as companies divest due to financial pressure or strategic rationale. To get these deals, PE firms must demonstrate operational capability and corporate sensitivity
Buyouts | 25 Nov 2015
India’s IT services providers firms have moved beyond their humble beginnings to encompass a wide range of outsourced functions. Private equity backers will continue to be key to their evolution
Expansion | 25 Nov 2015
A sizeable portion of the PE capital entering Indian financial services has targeted wealth management as local players look to scale up their offerings on the back of growing private wealth
Financials | 25 Nov 2015
Australian resources-focused investor EMR Capital is leading a consortium that has agreed to buy an Indonesia-based gold mine from Hong Kong-listed G-Resources for $775 million, including debt.
Buyouts | 24 Nov 2015 |
KKR has bought a 70% stake in Indian financial services firm Avendus Capital for an undisclosed sum.
South Asia | 18 Nov 2015 |
Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission has put forward guidelines intended to make the approvals process for PE-backed take-privates more transparent. Industry participants are cautiously optimistic
Buyouts | 18 Nov 2015
For the past six years, capital has flowed relatively freely from Taiwan to China while deals going in the opposite direction have faced close regulatory scrutiny. Can wider economic realities redress the balance?
Greater China | 18 Nov 2015
CarTrade, an Indian online used car portal backed by Warburg Pincus and Tiger Global Management, has bought a majority stake in online automotive sales platform CarWale from its owner, German media conglomerate Axel Springer.
South Asia | 13 Nov 2015 |
The proposed privatization of WuXi PharmaTech, a China-based provider of contract R&D services to the global pharmaceutical sector, has won the support of two major shareholder proxy advisory firms.
Buyouts | 13 Nov 2015 |
Sankaty Advisors, the global credit affiliate of Bain Capital, has agreed to buy GE Capital’s commercial lending and leasing portfolios in Australia and New Zealand.
Buyouts | 10 Nov 2015 |
Placement agent and advisory firm Eaton Partners has agreed to be acquired by Stifel Financial Corp, a US-listed financial services holding company with a strong presence in investment banking and wealth management.
Advisory | 10 Nov 2015 |
Alibaba Group has agreed to acquire US-listed Chinese online video platform Youku Tudou in an all-cash deal that values the company at approximately $4.8 billion.
Greater China | 09 Nov 2015 |
The India unit of Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings has agreed to buy a 44.66% stake in chemicals manufacturer ADI Finechem for approximately INR1.3 billion ($20 million).
PIPEs | 09 Nov 2015 |
Archer Capital has created an education business in New Zealand following the acquisition of five privately-owned vocational education and training institutions.
Australasia | 09 Nov 2015 |
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