South Korea is planning to relax restrictions concerning M&A transactions in a bid to encourage investment by private equity and strategic investors.
Buyouts | 07 Mar 2014 |
Shareholders have rejected a $339 million offer - supported by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) - to take US-listed Chinese animal and plant feed maker Yongye International private.
Greater China | 06 Mar 2014 |
Chinese technology firms are becoming increasingly acquisitive, with certain players snapping up assets within months of going public. What is driving this change?
Buyouts | 05 Mar 2014 |
The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy fire safety and security systems provider Tyco International’s South Korean business for $1.93 billion. According to AVCJ Research, it is the largest-ever buyout in Korea by a global private equity firm.
Buyouts | 04 Mar 2014 |
Beijing Capital Group, a Chinese state-owned enterprise principally involved in infrastructure, has outmuscled bidders including The Carlyle Group to buy Transpacific Industries Group’s (TPI) New Zealand waste management business for NZ$950 million...
Buyouts | 03 Mar 2014 |
The Carlyle Group is expected to face competition for Transpacific Industries Group's New Zealand waste management unit from a competing bid from a local consortium involving two Maori tribes.
Infrastructure | 28 Feb 2014 |
The Carlyle Group has been selected as preferred bidder for Tyco International's South Korean security systems unit - ADT Caps
Technology | 26 Feb 2014 |
Due to a combination of factors, not least the revival in Australia’s public markets, mid-market private equity deal flow was slower in 2013 than previous years. GPs are waiting for conditions to become more opportune
Australasia | 26 Feb 2014 |
From 2006 or thereabouts, Australia suddenly became the destination in Asia for GPs focused on leveraged buyout deals. In the space of 12 months, private equity investment in the country jumped from $2.5 billion to more than $16 billion.
Australasia | 26 Feb 2014
CITIC Private Equity has held talks about potentially increasing its stake in Singapore-listed portfolio company Biosensors International, the medical device maker said on Wednesday.
Greater China | 20 Feb 2014 |
CITIC Private Equity is said to be looking to buy full control of its Singapore-listed portfolio company Biosensors International, a medical device maker.
Greater China | 19 Feb 2014 |
Partners Group has raised $2 billion for its latest PE direct investment program, up to 40% of which can be deployed outside of the US and Europe. Andreas Baumann, head of the firm’s Singapore office, highlights the opportunities in Asia
Buyouts | 19 Feb 2014
The term "real assets" doesn't generally conjure up images of almonds. And these assets aren’t widely available. California, Spain and Australia account for around 80% of a global almond market set to be worth $5 billion in 2013.
Industrials | 19 Feb 2014 |
Australia-listed engineering firm UGL is weighing offers for its property service unit DTZ, just over two years after it bought the UK business from administrators in a GBP77.5 million (A$129.5 million) deal.
Australasia | 18 Feb 2014 |
TPG Capital and Fosun Industrial have teamed up with the CEO of Chinese healthcare provider Chindex International have won board approval to privatize the NASDAQ-listed company. The deal values Chindex at approximately $369 million.
Buyouts | 18 Feb 2014 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney