Lionbridge Financial Leasing is aptly named. The team behind the Chinese company that provides lease-back services and leasing asset management to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...
Greater China | 22 Oct 2014 |
In Study Group, Australian tertiary education has a strong example of how PE can support cross-border expansion. But now the smart money is going into vocational and early learning services
Australasia | 22 Oct 2014 |
China Everbright, the Hong Kong-listed investment unit of China Everbright Group, has agreed to buy BEP Group, a US-based vehicle testing equipment manufacturer, for $90 million.
Greater China | 22 Oct 2014 |
Chinese GP JD Capital plans to acquire a 51% stake in Teemrise Securities, a Chinese brokerage firm, for RMB364 million ($59 million).
Greater China | 21 Oct 2014 |
Suning Commerce Group, China's leading home appliance retailer, has sold 11 stores to CITIC Securities’ direct investment arm Goldstone Investment for RMB4.01 billion ($655 million).
Greater China | 16 Oct 2014 |
Bain Capital has acquired an 80% interest in China-based Lionbridge Financial Leasing. It is the private equity firm's first investment in China's financial services sector.
Financials | 16 Oct 2014 |
Real and paper windfall for PE investors in Alibaba spurs exit environment; the latest round of fundraising for pan-regional mega vehicles draws to a close; growth capital dominates the investment numbers
Fundraising | 15 Oct 2014 |
Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has agreed to buy DramaFever, a streaming video service that specializes in Korean TV shows and movies. Financial details were not disclosed.
North Asia | 15 Oct 2014 |
Just over a year ago, Navis Capital Partners bought Australian childcare services provider Guardian Early Learning from fellow PE investor Wolseley Private Equity for A$120 million ($110 million). The idea then was to anticipate the rise in the demand...
Buyouts | 15 Oct 2014 |
When Bain Capital bought Skylark in 2011, the restaurant operator was going through one the rougher patches of its 40-year history. A dysentery outbreak had forced the closure of 120 outlets, further delaying a transaction that had already been on hold...
Consumer | 15 Oct 2014 |
Japanese security firm Alshok Group has agreed to acquire Tokyo-based healthcare service provider HCM Corporation, paving an exit for mid-market GP J-Star.
North Asia | 13 Oct 2014 |
Hony Capital has acquired Shanghai Yangsi Hospital, the largest privately-owned hospital in Shanghai. The deal size was not disclosed but it is said to amount to hundreds of millions of renminbi.
Greater China | 10 Oct 2014 |
Navis Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in Modern Star, an Australian B2B distributor of education resources to early childhood centres and schools, for an undisclosed amount.
Australasia | 09 Oct 2014 |
CDH Investments has agreed a buy Fujian Nanping Nanfu Battery, China’s leading manufacturer of alkaline batteries, from Procter & Gamble (P&G) in one of the largest PE corporate carve-outs ever seen in the country.
Buyouts | 09 Oct 2014 |
The Blackstone Group and Indian developer Embassy Property Developments have acquired a 73% stake in Bangalore-based project comprising the Four Seasons Hotel and a luxury home development from Goldman Sachs.
South Asia | 07 Oct 2014 |
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