Australia’s Quadrant Private Equity has purchased amusement arcade operator Timezone Group as the first part of a buy-and-build strategy in the family and children’s entertainment market.
Asian investors must plan to negotiate a China-dominated deal landscape with increased attention to technology and institutionalization trends, according to industry participants at the AVCJ Forum.
Private equity firms are seeing more deal flow across Asia, but in a climate of high valuations investors must pick the right markets at the right time, and be creative in sourcing opportunities.
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China-focused GP Primavera Capital and Paris-listed investment firm Eurazeo have together invested in WorldStrides, a US-based provider of study-abroad programs for high school and university students, with a view to supporting expansion in Asia and Europe.
Dan Carroll, a founding partner at Brooklands Capital Strategies, cut his teeth with H&Q Asia Pacific and then helped build Newbridge Capital. He told AVCJ how private equity forced its way into the mainstream
Avendus Capital, an Indian financial services firm owned by KKR, has bought technology-focused venture capital firm Zodius Capital.
Japanese PE firm Aspirant Group has agreed to acquire Takara Chouun, a logistics subsidiary of the Takara Holdings conglomerate.
The Everstone Group has agreed to buy Indian home appliance maker Kenstar from the Videocon Group.
Lakeshore Capital has led the acquisition of a controlling stake in Aisance, a Thailand-based skincare company that specializes in distributing products from Korea, for $15.9 million.
China-focused GP CITIC Capital has entered into advanced negotiations with Oaktree Capital Management to buy Axilone, a Europe-headquartered packaging supplier to the cosmetics industry.
Bain Capital Private Equity’s buyout offer for Japan-listed advertising agency Asatsu-DK (ADK) has prompted legal action by WPP Group, the company’s largest shareholder.
UFO Moviez, an Indian digital broadcaster with several PE backers, will merge with domestic peer Qube Cinema Technologies, with support from ICICI Venture.
Polaris Capital Group has agreed to acquire LB, a soft drink-focused division of Japanese beverage maker Asahi Group Holdings.
MBK Partners has submitted a tender offer for Kuroda Electric – a Japanese electronic components manufacturer that has been under pressure from an activist shareholder – that values the company at approximately JPY102 billion ($895 million).
MC Payment, a Singapore-based financial technology player with several VC backers, will list on the Singapore Stock Exchange's Catalist board via a reverse takeover of domestic peer Artivision Technologies.
With its focus on Asia and the Middle East and a roster of big-name owner-shareholders, Samena Capital is a GP with a difference. Shirish Saraf, the firm’s founder and vice chairman, explains the strategy
Japan’s J-Star has acquired 100% of domestic veterinary services company Forpets as a bolt-on of existing portfolio company JVCC. It is JVCC’s third such transaction this year.
One of the founders of Canyon Bridge Capital Partners – a private equity firm backed by Chinese LPs that was blocked from buying US-based Lattice Semiconductor earlier this year – has been charged with insider trading.
The shareholders of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corporation have approved the sale of the company’s Nand flash memory unit Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC) to a consortium led by Bain Capital for JPY2 trillion ($17.6 billion).
Chinese outbound M&A is stigmatized at the moment due to concerns about regulatory barriers both foreign and domestic, but buyers and sellers can reach mutually beneficial compromises