A stronger commodity price environment has spurred some opportunistic private equity investment in Australian mining services, but caution remains the mantra in this industry of capricious value drivers
Australia’s aged care segment continues to appeal to private equity investors. But GPs must be wary of the challenges posed by the government’s unique stake in the market
Australia’s lower middle market is rich in investment opportunities but underpenetrated by private equity. Local family offices are increasingly keen on participating, although in their own way
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and the chairman and CEO of China XD Plastics have submitted a take-private offer that values the US-listed specialty chemicals player at approximately $260 million.
Hillhouse Capital and FountainVest Partners are seeking to buy Zhaopin in a deal worth more than $1.1 billion, working in partnership with Australia’s Seek, the majority shareholder in the Chinese recruitment website.
Bain Capital Credit has agreed to buy Craigcare, a residential care provider and retirement village operator in Western Australia.
SoftBank Group has agreed to acquire Fortress Investment Group – which manages $36.7 billion in alternatives – for approximately $3.3 billion in cash. It puts the Japanese company on course to become one of the world’s largest asset managers.
The collapse of a Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia-backed bid to acquire CNS from MBK Partners once again underlines the challenges facing buyout investors in Taiwan, on entry and exit
Peepul Capital has cemented its control of snack food maker Unibic India by acquiring the entire stake of minority investor Lighthouse Funds.
The pursuit of Global Logistic Properties (GLP) is a natural consequence of more private capital entering China's transportation and logistics sector - indeed, GLP itself is managing a sizable portion of this capital
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Far EasTone Telecommunications have withdrawn their bid for Taiwan cable TV operator China Network Systems (CNS) after the deal became bogged down by regulatory reviews.
PAG Asia Capital has acquired The Cheesecake Shop, an Australia-based specialist cake retailer with a franchise network of more than 200 stores across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Global Logistic Properties (GLP), a Singapore-listed warehouse operator with a $40 billion portfolio – over half of which is based in China – has confirmed the receipt of multiple buyout offers.
South African private equity investor Coast2Coast Capital has acquired Australia’s Decor, a company that designs and manufactures household lifestyle products.
Japan-based Advantage Partners has agreed to sell its controlling stake in GTA TeleGuam, the principal telecommunications provider on the US island of Guam, to US-based family office Huntsman Family Investments (HFI).
French electronic payment service provider Ingenico has agreed to buy TechProcess, an Indian developer of online and mobile payment services backed by several VC investors.
Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has agreed to buy Australian flour producer Allied Mills in a deal that values the company at A$455 million ($344 million).
IDG Capital has agreed to buy its parent, International Data Group's investment unit. It is the latest in a string of bold moves as IDG Capital looks to broaden its business - but how broad is too broad?
Chinese captive private equity unit Innotech Capitals has secured its first acquisition in the US, picking up data aggregation platform Ad-Juster with a view to supporting its expansion in China
The Abraaj Group has agreed to buy a majority stake in Pakistani wind farm operator Jhimpir Power from energy sector investor Burj Capital.
Jun Tsusaka, managing partner, CIO and founding member at NSSK, discusses Japan's middle market
Succession planning opportunities are growing in Japan’s middle market as a generation of founders bend to the will of time and commercial pressure. For GPs seeking buyouts, it is all about who you know
E-Shang Redwood (ESR), a pan-Asian logistics services company backed by Warburg Pincus, has moved into Southeast Asia with an agreement to buy 80% of Cambridge Industrial Trust (CIT), a Singapore real estate investment trust (REIT) with assets worth S$1.4...
Co-investment opportunities are increasing in Asia, with LPs pushing for direct exposure to deals and GPs more willing and able to bring them in, but they do not appeal to all institutional investors.