Strong capital markets facilitate bumper exit activity; pan-regionals, venture capital dominate fundraising; China’s leads revival in growth capital investment, with Korea still buyout...
Investments | 17 Dec 2014 |
SoftBank Group is leading a $90 million round of funding for Locon Solutions, operator of property listing platform Housing.com. It will become the largest investor in the business.
Expansion | 17 Dec 2014 |
Cathay Capital has reached a final close on its latest Sino-French fund at the hard cap of EUR500 million ($624 million) after less than a year in the market.
Fundraising | 17 Dec 2014 |
The Blackstone Group is backing an investment platform launched by City Developments (CDL) that will enable the Singapore real estate firm to raise S$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) in return for exposure to cashflows generated by properties on the resort...
Real estate | 16 Dec 2014 |
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a development finance arm of the US government, has committed up to $42 million to Lighthouse Funds’ second India vehicle.
Fundraising | 15 Dec 2014 |
Ping An Ventures – an investment unit of China’s Ping An Insurance – and Russia-based SBT Venture Capital have led a $27 million round of funding for social investment network eToro.
Expansion | 15 Dec 2014 |
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), an investment arm of the World Bank, has pledged to invest up to $100 million in India's Axis Bank.
Financials | 11 Dec 2014 |
BlackRock Private Equity Partners has led a $300 million round of funding for Coupang, South Korea’s largest online retailer. It has now raised nearly $500 million from private investors.
Consumer | 11 Dec 2014 |
Victor Chu’s First Eastern Investment Group was among the first private equity firms to enter China. It has since carved a new niche based on Chinese outbound investment
Greater China | 10 Dec 2014
FoutainVest Partners and CMC Capital Partners are helping IMAX negotiate obstacles to expansion in China with the ultimate aim of taking the local unit public
Greater China | 10 Dec 2014
The Japanese government-backed Cool Japan Fund has agreed to invest JPY2 billion ($16.7 million) in Chikaranomoto Holdings, the restaurant operator behind international ramen noodle chain Hakata Ippudo.
North Asia | 10 Dec 2014 |
Tough climatic challenges are in store for South Australia, already the nation's driest state. Agriculture, which is worth more than $5 billion each year to the state, will increasingly be affected by rising temperatures and reduced rainfall.
Australasia | 10 Dec 2014 |
KKR has committed at least $100 million to Sundrop Farms Holdings, an Australian agribusiness company that has developed technology for growing crops in arid climates.
Industrials | 04 Dec 2014 |
Healthcare-focused private equity firms want to take technologies from developed markets into China, leveraging rising domestic demand. It is a lucrative strategy, but not necessarily a straightforward one
Healthcare | 03 Dec 2014 |
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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