The Riverside Company has completed its second deal in Malaysia as Drex-Chem Malaysia (now known as DCM Asia), the chemicals distributor it bought in 2014, acquired Erapoly Marketing.
Shareholders in automotive components manufacturer Calsonic Kansei Corporation have accepted a JPY498.3 billion ($4.5 billion) buyout offer from KKR as the GP completed its second tender offer for a Japanese company within a day of concluding the first.
Aion Capital Partners, a special situations joint venture between Apollo Global Management and ICICI Venture, has bought a controlling stake in Indian broadcast technology services provider PlanetCast Media Services from investors including PE firm Kubera...
KKR has completed the first of two tender offers it has in process for Japanese listed companies after shareholders in power tools manufacturer Hitachi Koki voted in favor of a JPY147.1 billion ($1.28 billion) buyout offer.
GPS, an Australia-based shareholder services and corporate governance consultancy, has been acquired by global counterpart Morrow Sodali in a deal supported by Italian government-controlled PE investment unit Simest.
Northstar Group has completed its S$331.4 million ($238 million) acquisition of Singapore-listed precision components manufacturer Innovalues, outlining plans for bolt-on acquisitions.
Mark Chiba, group chairman & partner of The Longreach Group, discusses mid-market buyouts in North Asia
Chinese GPs are shifting to buyout strategies with a view to having more influence and operational input in portfolio companies, but they should have clear plans on post-deal integration when making these investments.
US payment services company Euronet Worldwide has extended a buyout offer worth about $2 billion for NASDAQ-listed MoneyGram, contesting a bid made earlier this year by Alibaba Group’s PE-backed affiliate Ant Financial. The pending sale will provide...
Competition is intense at the upper end of the global buyout space, with abundant dry powder and readily available debt pushing up valuations. LPs are keen to allocate to the asset class, but will they end up disappointed?
Healthcare-focused PE investor Ally Bridge Group will support the HK$2.3 billion ($301 million) management-led take-private of Hong Kong-listed Shandong Luoxin Pharmacy Group.
US-based private equity firm Platinum Equity has agreed to buy the Australia and New Zealand businesses of business products supplier Staples.
New Zealand’s Pioneer Capital has hit the hard cap of NZ$260 million ($180 million) on its third growth fund, beating the target of NZ$210 million. It follows the first investment from the new vehicle in Havelock North Fruit.
Denham Capital has agreed to take full ownership of Cradle Resources, an Australia-listed mining company that holds a 50% interest in a niobium deposit in Tanzania, at a valuation of A$55 million ($41.6 million).
Northstar Group has withdrawn its interest in Singapore-listed precision components manufacturer Spindex Industries after a consortium led by the company’s chairman acquired a more than 50% stake in the business, putting it on course for a buyout.
The Australian government has proposed an amendment to foreign investment rules introduced in late 2015 that require some private equity firms to obtain regulatory approval when making a buyout.
A Chinese consortium led by IDG Capital has completed the purchase of Ledvance, the lamps business of German lighting manufacturer Osram, for approximately EUR500 million ($527 million).
Malaysian VC-backed online-to-offline (O2O) e-commerce company Fave has agreed to acquire Groupon Singapore, extending a string of related bolt-ons in Southeast Asia.
Northstar Group may submit a buyout offer for Singapore-listed precision components manufacturer Spindex Industries that exceeds a S$98 million ($69.4 million) bid from a consortium led by the company’s chairman.
Chinese online retailer JD.com has agreed to sell its entire 68.6% stake in its financial unit JD Finance, which is backed by Chinese investors including Sequoia Capital China, for RMB14.3 billion ($2.1 billion) in cash.
The Australian private equity market has seen the emergence of a number of new GPs – including several spin-outs – but incumbent managers told the AVCJ Australia & New Zealand Forum that they do not expect much change in the competitive landscape.
Increased urgency around demographic tailwinds in the funeral services space has coincided with a spate of investment activity in recent years. Private equity could be well positioned to play a leading role
MBK Partners has agreed to buy Daesung Industrial Gases from a Goldman Sachs-led consortium that has majority-owned the South Korean industrial gas manufacturer since July 2014.
Fewer GPs are targeting Australia's lower middle market as a result of increasing fund sizes and the difficulties local LPs have writing small-ticket checks. The arrival of new PE firms is encouraging, but they aren't necessarily positioned to fill this...