Global buyout deal flow reached $332 billion in 2014, the highest annual total in seven years according to Preqin, in part thanks to cheap credit in the US. However, John Connaughton, managing...
North America | 26 Jan 2015 |
Suzlon Energy, an India-headquartered wind-turbine manufacturer, has sold its German subsidiary - Senvion - to Centerbridge Partners in EUR1 billion ($1.16 billion) deal.
Cleantech | 23 Jan 2015 |
Chinese agritech-focused PE firm Hosen Capital has acquired Ruprecht, a US beef processor, for an undisclosed sum.
Consumer | 23 Jan 2015 |
Buyout transaction value in China is 10 times larger than nine years ago, but executing deals is still challenging in terms of getting financing and placing the right operational expertise with portfolio companies.
Greater China | 22 Jan 2015 |
Primagest is a long-standing leader in Japan's document-scanning industry, but it faces challenges in terms of a transition in leadership and staying relevant as technology evolves. J-Star is providing support
Portfolio management | 21 Jan 2015 |
Creador and SMRT Holdings have agreed to buy a 30.75% stake in Malaysia-based Masterskill Education Group from the major shareholder for MYR69.4 million ($19.2 million) and now plan on completing a full buyout of the business.
Buyouts | 20 Jan 2015 |
The board of French vacation resort operator Club Méditerranée (Club Med) has recommended that shareholders accept the most recent takeover offer from a consortium led by China's Fosun International.
Greater China | 16 Jan 2015 |
Trade sales keep the exit market ticking over; big ticket tech deals make their presence felt, but buyouts dominate the investment environment; weakness in China pegs back Asia fundraising
Exits | 14 Jan 2015 |
L Capital Asia, a PE firm sponsored by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Group, could invest up to $150 million in India this year as it targets opportunities in the country's fast growing e-commerce sector.
South Asia | 14 Jan 2015 |
With an increasing number of Japanese companies looking to expand overseas, strategies to support these efforts feature more prominently in Advantage Partners' investment theses, according to Richard Folsom, the Tokyo-based GP's representative partner....
North Asia | 13 Jan 2015 |
Zomato, a VC-backed restaurant search service based in India, has acquired US-based counterpart Urbanspoon as it seeks to accelerate growth in overseas markets.
Buyouts | 13 Jan 2015 |
Hony Capital has abandoned its plan to buy Chongqing Cygnet Hotpot, a Chinese hotpot restaurant chain backed by Sequoia Capital and SIG Asia.
Greater China | 12 Jan 2015 |
The CMC Capital-backed privatization of Charm Communications is being challenged by Dentsu Aegis, which refused to accept the terms for the acquisition of its minority stake in the Chinese advertising agency.
Buyouts | 09 Jan 2015 |
Morrison & Co, an investment manager of New Zealand-listed infrastructure fund Infratil, has been looking into Australian retirement village space for a while. In early 2014, it approached RetireAustralia, the country’s fourth-largest player, as a potential...
Real estate | 07 Jan 2015 |
To Homer Sun, CIO at Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA), the current climate in China’s hospital services space is reminiscent of pharmaceuticals circa 2008. Government policy was pushing the industry towards consolidation and MSPEA capitalized,...
Healthcare | 07 Jan 2015 |
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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