Australian cancer and cardiovascular treatment provider GenesisCare, which is owned by KKR, has bought cancer center manager Cancer Partners UK from its private equity backer, Apposite Capital.
Australasia | 03 Jul 2015 |
IDG Capital Partners and the chairman and CEO of online game developer KongZhong Corporation have submitted a take-private bid for the company. It values the business at approximately $388 million.
Greater China | 02 Jul 2015 |
TA Associates will join India Value Fund Advisors (IVFA) to buy about 95% of Indian broadband service provider Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT). IVFA's India Value Fund III, ACT's current majority shareholder, will exit most of its stake and roll...
South Asia | 02 Jul 2015 |
The term management buyout (MBO) is no longer considered a "dirty word" among Japanese company founders, according to local GPs who are eyeing more succession deals.
North Asia | 25 Jun 2015 |
By undercutting its competition, massage salon Riraku was able access a broader segment of the domestic market. But achieving growth on a national scale required support from Advantage Partners
Buyouts | 24 Jun 2015 |
Crescent Capital Partners has agreed to acquire the Australian pathology operations of Healthscope for A$105 million ($80.8 million).
Buyouts | 23 Jun 2015 |
Singapore's Temasek Holdings is a member of a CVC Capital Partners-led consortium that has agreed to buy a controlling stake in US-based generic drug manufacturer Alvogen. The deal is said to value the company at $2 billion.
North America | 23 Jun 2015 |
MUFG Investor Services, the asset servicing group of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, will buy UBS Global Asset Management's Alternative Fund Services (AFS) business.
North Asia | 22 Jun 2015 |
Anacacia Capital has acquired a majority stake in Australian lighting business LEDified Lighting Corporation for an undisclosed sum.
Australasia | 19 Jun 2015 |
Chinese internet security software provider Qihoo 360 Technology has received a take-private offer from its chairman and CEO, plus CITIC Securities, China Renaissance Holdings and Sequoia Capital.
Buyouts | 18 Jun 2015 |
The Longreach Group made a name for itself acquiring non-core assets from Japanese corporates. Masamichi Yoshizawa, a partner with the North Asia-focused firm, expects more of these deals
North Asia | 17 Jun 2015
Japan’s banks do not have the power that they once did to source deals, but they are far from irrelevant. GPs say these institutions still have a role to play, though their advice must be considered carefully
North Asia | 17 Jun 2015 |
Japan’s corporate governance code will not trigger a torrent of non-core divestments, but it may encourage boards to think strategically about how – and with whom – they can improve performance
Buyouts | 17 Jun 2015 |
Japan’s gradual economic recovery could deliver a wealth of new opportunities in the consumer space. But to realize true value, private equity firms must look deeper, or in certain cases, further
Consumer | 17 Jun 2015 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo