A Dutch waste management provider owned by CVC Capital Partners and KKR has exited its energy-from-waste (EfW) subsidiary to a consortium led by Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI) for EUR940...
Buyouts | 18 Jun 2013 |
KKR, The Blackstone Group and The Carlyle Group are said to have submitted first-round bids for Optus Satellite, the Australian satellite unit of Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel).
Australasia | 18 Jun 2013 |
Oaktree Capital Management has bought a 60% stake in Cogent Glass for around INR1.2 billion ($20.6 million). As part of the deal, Cogent has signed an agreement with Oaktree portfolio company SGD for technology sharing as well as marketing and management...
South Asia | 13 Jun 2013 |
Access to potable water is limited in India with groundwater in one-third of the country’s 600 districts tainted by high levels of fluoride, iron, salinity and arsenic. Meanwhile, tap water is mostly undrinkable.
Buyouts | 13 Jun 2013 |
When India Value Fund Advisors launched Meru Cabs in Mumbai, it created a radio taxi service where none existed. Meru has overcome numerous difficulties to become the largest taxi company of its kind in India
South Asia | 13 Jun 2013 |
Marubeni has scaled back its offer for General Atlantic-owned US grain trader Gavilon by $1 billion after cutting the company's energy trading arm out of the deal.
North Asia | 11 Jun 2013 |
Taiwan’s government promised to revise rules on foreign investment and facilitate the inflow of private equity capital after a report issued by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham) delivered a stinging criticism of the domestic investment...
Regulation | 10 Jun 2013 |
Dalian Wanda Group is expected to buy Britain’s largest luxury yachtmaker Sunseeker - currently owned by Irish private equity firm FL Partners - for EUR300 million ($400 million).
Greater China | 07 Jun 2013 |
Chinese IT services provider iSoftStone Holdings has received a take-private proposal from its CEO and chairman, who is working in conjunction with ChinaAMC Capital Management, an alternative investment platform affiliated to fund management company China...
Buyouts | 07 Jun 2013 |
Capvent has bought a 51% stake in Morf India, a Chennai based water purification company with operations throughout South India. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
South Asia | 05 Jun 2013 |
As one of Asia’s more mature markets, Australia has a different offering to most in the regional basket. Tony Duthie, managing director at Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), discusses buyouts, leverage and co-investment
Australasia | 05 Jun 2013
Asian companies have sunk nearly $9 billion into European assets so far this year. In 2012, the final total for Asia-to-Europe M&A was more than $54 billion across 200 or so deals, according to AVCJ Research. This is more than was deployed in the four...
Greater China | 05 Jun 2013
DBS Group has extended the deadline for it to secure majority control of Indonesia’s Bank Danamon by two months to August 1. The bank wants to acquire the 67.4% stake in Danamon owned by Temasek Holdings – also DBS’ controlling shareholder – with...
Financials | 04 Jun 2013 |
TA Associates-backed SpeedCast has acquired Pactel International, an Australia-based satellite communications service provider for an undisclosed sum, as part of effort to strengthen its presence in Asia.
Australasia | 04 Jun 2013 |
Embattled Australian surfwear company Billabong has discarded the possibility of a takeover by two PE-backed suitors and is now looking at asset sales and alternative means of refinancing its debt. The private equity firms involved in the bids – Altamont...
Buyouts | 04 Jun 2013 |
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