Minority shareholders of Chinese auto services company Autohome have filed a petition against a recent move by Telstra to sell the majority of its controlling stake to Ping An Insurance Group for $1.6 billion.
Two Chinese companies – Everbright Securities and entertainment specialist Beijing Baofeng Technology – have acquired a 65% stake in Italy-based sports media rights firm MP & Silva (MPS).
Samara Capital has exited its stake in Indian listed oil and gas exploration services provider Asian Oilfield Services to Mumbai-based energy exploration firm Oilmax Energy for INR300 million ($4.4 million).
The Riverside Company believes New Zealand’s Simcro has what it takes to build its animal health device business worldwide, and is using its global reach and long-term perspective to help the company succeed
Australia’s politically charged beef industry has attracted a wave of new investment, much of it driven by overseas buyers. As this interest elevates valuations and emotions, PE firms must capture value with care
Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC), an investment vehicle controlled by Chinese entrepreneur Zhendong Liu, has offered to buy German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron for EUR670 million ($751 million).
Permira will buy a controlling stake in John Masters Organics (JMO), owner of the eponymous personal care brand, and its exclusive distributor in Japan and East Asia for an enterprise valuation of JPY37 billion ($336 million).
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in South Korean wastewater treatment specialist Kolon Water & Energy (KWE) for KRW88.6 billion ($74.9 million).
CLSA Capital Partners makes what is likely the first-ever private equity investment in a Japanese cram school
Hong Kong-listed drug maker Fosun Pharmaceutical has made a non-binding proposal to acquire Gland Pharma, an Indian pharmaceutical developer backed by KKR.
China Everbright has acquired a 67.3% stake in Beijing Huichen Nursing Home Management, a healthcare services provider for more than 10,000 Chinese seniors.
Temasek Holdings and Advent International have launched an open offer to acquire a controlling stake in Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals (CGCEL), the former consumer products unit of India's Crompton Greaves, for up to INR16.9 billion ($253 million).
Tower Capital, a vehicle controlled by former 3i and Actis Capital Partners executive Danny Koh, is partnering with Temasek Holdings in a S$269 million ($196 million) takeover bid for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) operator Eu Yan Sang International.
Local GP Keystone Private Equity has been selected as the preferred bidder for distressed Korean construction company Dongbu Corporation.
Chinese PE firm Beijing E-Town Capital has completed the privatization of Mattson Technology in a deal that values the NASDAQ-listed semiconductor processing equipment maker at approximately $300 million.
Australia-based oil and gas producer AWE has rejected an unsolicited buyout offer from Lone Star that values the company at approximately A$421 million ($310 million).
Once the preserve of private equity players, now investors of all kinds are lining up to participate in privatizations of US-listed Chinese firms, with a view to targeting the A-share market. Regulators are getting worried
Leveraging its networks within Australia and across emerging Asia, QIC wants North Australian Pastoral Company to serve as the first link in a chain that takes fresh beef to where demand for it is strongest
Peabody Energy, which filed for bankruptcy protection in the US last month, has agreed to sell its interest in an undeveloped Queensland mining asset to Denham Capital-controlled Pembroke Resources for A$104 million ($76.2 million) in cash plus royalties.
China's Qihoo 360 Technology, which is currently involved in a take-private deal worth $9.3 billion, has denied rumors that it held discussions with regulators over a potential domestic back-door listing.
Chinese recruitment platform Zhaopin, which is already the target of a $1.1 billion take-private bid, has received a competing offer from a consortium including Sequoia Capital and company management.
Indian e-commerce giant Snapdeal has bought e-commerce personalization and analytics service TargetingMantra for an undisclosed amount.
QIC has agreed to buy an 80% stake in cattle station operator North Australian Pastoral Company (NAP) in a deal worth around A$400 million ($295 million). It wants to leverage rising demand for beef in Asia, particularly from emerging markets.
TPG Capital has bought a majority stake in Cancer Treatment Services International (CTSI), a US cancer treatment chain focused on India and South Asia. AVCJ understands that the firm paid $33 million for a 65% interest.