Malaysia-based GP Navis Capital Partners has agreed to buy Domestic Medical Division (DMD), the cold chain medical equipment unit of Sweden's Domestic Group. The financial terms of the deal...
Southeast Asia | 25 Feb 2015 |
The government-backed Cool Japan Fund has joined a consortium of Japanese investors, led by production company Imagica Roboto Holdings, to acquire a 100% stake in US subtitler SDI Media Group.
Media | 24 Feb 2015 |
Bain Capital has completed two buyouts in Australia in the last five years. The first was a classic large-scale affair as accounting software firm MYOB was acquired from Archer Capital and HarbourVest Partners for around $1 billion in 2011. Three years...
Australasia | 18 Feb 2015
In the midst of the commodities downturn GPs are still finding deals in mining services, although volatility can play havoc with execution. Better value might be found upstream, if you know where to look
Australasia | 18 Feb 2015 |
Simon Pillar, managing director at Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), on the prospects for buyouts in Australia, selling assets to strategic buyers in Asia, and evolving LP attitudes towards co-investment.
Australasia | 18 Feb 2015
Bain Captial has agreed to buy Japanese hotel and spa operator Ooedo-Onsen Holdings for JPY50 billion ($421 million), including debt.
North Asia | 16 Feb 2015 |
PE-backed ladies apparel manufacturer Shanghai La Chapelle has invested RMB200 million ($32 million) in Hangzhou Anshe E-Commerce, the business behind Chinese online fashion retailer QiGeGe, in exchange for a 54% stake.
Consumer | 16 Feb 2015 |
Boutique investment bank Greenhill & Co. has agreed to buy Cogent Partners, a global financial advisor specializing in the private equity secondary market, for up to $97.6 million.
Buyouts | 12 Feb 2015 |
With an emerging middle class willing to pay a premium for better services, Southeast Asian education has clear attractions. But investors seeking scale opportunities must pick their markets and strategies carefully.
Southeast Asia | 11 Feb 2015 |
Heaven-Sent Capital Management, a Chinese PE firm, has agreed to pay ZAR637 billion ($56 million) for South African gold producer Village Main Reef and plans to take the business private.
Greater China | 06 Feb 2015 |
CITIC Private Equity has teamed up with Beijing Enterprises Water Group to acquire a majority stake in Jin Cai Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed cigarette packaging manufacturer that wants to enter the clean energy space.
Buyouts | 04 Feb 2015 |
The Carlyle Group has made a tender offer to acquire Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Hitachi Metals Techno, a second-tier subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Hitachi, for JPY29.3 billion ($248 million).
North Asia | 04 Feb 2015 |
Is the spirit of romance ebbing away in Japan? Naoki Sawano, president of bridal jewelry specialist Primo Japan, suggested as much a couple of years ago. He held a trend among young people “to think of the proposal and the engagement ring as two separate...
Buyouts | 04 Feb 2015 |
North Asia-focused GP The Longreach Group has acquired Primo Japan from Baring Private Equity Asia, with a view to expanding the bridal jewelry specialist into mainland China.
Buyouts | 02 Feb 2015 |
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is expanding its Asia operations with the addition of a pre-investment due diligence unit to complement existing performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services.
Advisory | 29 Jan 2015 |
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The outlook for the Australasian market is positive as a record number of IPO exits have provided strong returns for investors and has proven that PE can outperform listed equities and compete with global divestment figures. Fundraising in terms of dollar value has been high but the number of PE funds successfully raising new commitments has declined as investors flock to the best in class.
This is an intriguing time for Australasian PE as the industry continues to mature. GPs must evolve, diversify and display skills to drive value in a low-growth environment and justify future commitments when competing on a global state by achieving world-class results from current deals and exits.
4-6 March 2015, The Westin, Sydney
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The market is relatively optimistic as a new government that is viewed favourable to a balanced investment arena is introduced and we see an increase in deal activity. The hopes for a flourishing PE market amid the euphoria of 2012 has not yet been realised but the potential is still present and now may well be the time for the country to take off in its own right and increase its reputation as THE hot market in Southeast Asia.
24 March 2015, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta