Survey Sampling International (SSI), a US-based market research company backed by Palo-Alto PE firm HGGC, will acquire online research panels MyOpinions, of Australia, and SmileCity Limited,...
Australasia | 28 May 2015 |
China’s private equity industry is seeing greater liquidity than in recent years but competition for deals – the operating partners required to make investments work – is intensifying, GPs told the AVCJ China Forum.
Greater China | 28 May 2015 |
Go Scale Capital, a China-based investment fund sponsored by GSR Ventures and Oak Investment Partners, wants to build the world's largest LED company. It has now announced two notable deals in the space, most recently the sale of a majority stake in its...
Greater China | 27 May 2015 |
India's Tata Capital will acquire a minority stake in TVS Logistics Services and support the company in its acquisition of Drive India Enterprise Solutions (DIESL).
South Asia | 27 May 2015 |
India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has rejected Baring Private Equity Asia's bid to buy IDFC's stake in Mumbai-based brokerage Sharekhan.
South Asia | 27 May 2015 |
Japanese bathroom fitting company Lixil is set to lose at least JPY41 billion ($337 million) after its German-listed Chinese subsidiary, Joyou AG, filed for bankruptcy. Lixil acquired the business after it bought German faucet maker Grohe from TPG Capital...
North Asia | 26 May 2015 |
Malaysian confectionary manufacturer Cocoaland Holdings has rejected a takeover bid from Navis Capital Partners that valued the company at MYR377.5 million ($104 million).
Buyouts | 26 May 2015 |
CLSA Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Japanese automotive tools retailer Worldtool in a deal that values the business at around JPY10 billion ($82.8 million).
North Asia | 22 May 2015 |
A consortium of Chinese investors including Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group, Hopu Investments, CEL Healthcare Fund and WuXi PharmaTech will acquire Ambrx, a US-based biotech pharmaceutical developer.
Greater China | 22 May 2015 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has agreed to buy Vistra Group, a leading global provider of company formation, trust, corporate and fund administration services, in what is expected to be its largest-ever deal.
Buyouts | 22 May 2015 |
IDG Capital Partners has thrown its weight behind a management-led bid to privatize NASDAQ-listed Chinese app developer Sungy Mobile. The deal values the company at approximately $155 million.
Buyouts | 21 May 2015 |
A private equity unit of Chinese brokerage Orient Securities has submitted a take-private bid for NASDAQ-listed game developer China Mobile Games & Entertainment Group (CMGE).
Buyouts | 20 May 2015 |
Tsinghua Holdings has agreed to buy a majority stake in Hewlett-Packard's (HP) China-based data-networking business for approximately $2.3 billion.
Greater China | 20 May 2015 |
Hony Capital CEO John Zhao expects to see more control opportunities arising from domestic succession planning, cross-border expansion and restructuring. He explains how his firm is preparing the ground
Buyouts | 20 May 2015
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
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.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo