The Carlyle Group is expected to face competition for Transpacific Industries Group's New Zealand waste management unit from a competing bid from a local consortium involving two Maori tribes....
Infrastructure | 28 Feb 2014 |
Fortress Investment Group is said to be targeting JPY200 billion ($1.9 billion) for a new Japan-focused infrastructure fund.
North Asia | 02 Jan 2014 |
US private equity firm Lone Star has seen its winning bid for Japan rail operator Osaka Prefectural Urban Development (OPUD) blocked by the Osaka prefectural government.
North Asia | 17 Dec 2013 |
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) is supporting a management buyout of Sino Gas International Holdings that values the US-listed Chinese gas distributor at approximately $15.9 million. This would be the third investment from the PE firm's fourth...
Infrastructure | 10 Dec 2013 |
UK-based Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) has teamed up with with Hong Kong private equity infrastructure firm First Eastern Investment Group to launch a $200 million fund that will invest in energy efficiency projects in the UK and China.
Greater China | 04 Dec 2013 |
AMP Capital will acquire a 100% interest in a portfolio of school buildings in Melbourne from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The purchase is being made via the AMP Capital Community Infrastructure Fund, which invests in public-private partnership-style...
Infrastructure | 29 Nov 2013 |
The Blackstone Group and The Carlyle Group are said to be among suitors for Transpacific Industries Group's New Zealand waste management unit, with first round bids expected by December 6. Japan's Orix Corp. and New Zealand infrastructure investor Infratil...
Australasia | 28 Nov 2013 |
The floods that devastated Thailand in the second half of 2011 were the country’s worst in 50 years, with the World Bank putting the economic damages at $45.7 billion. Bangkok came under threat in mid-October with outer areas most severely hit. The...
Exits | 20 Nov 2013 |
CDC Group will invest up to $25 million in Green Infra, an independent renewable power producer backed by IDFC Alternatives. The GP will add another $23.89 million as part of a $125 million financing round.
South Asia | 18 Nov 2013 |
Interest in Asian real assets has surged as investors look to higher growth emerging markets for income and upside. Opportunities run from real estate to infrastructure, and in some cases offer a bit of both
Real estate | 30 Oct 2013 |
Canada’s OPSEU Pension Trust (OPTrust) has opened an office in Sydney, to focus on infrastructure and private equity investment across Asia. This is its second base outside Canada.
Australasia | 07 Oct 2013 |
Private equity funds jointly managed by State Bank of India and Australia's Macquarie Group have invested INR1.1 billion ($17.9 million) in Ashoka Concessions (ACL), a toll road builder. The funding is the third tranche of a $150 million (INR 8.307 billion...
South Asia | 07 Oct 2013 |
Investor appetite for real assets in Asia is strong, but infrastructure and real estate players speaking at the AVCJ Real Assets forum in Singapore noted that the nature of demand – between real estate and infrastructure and also between different entry...
Real estate | 03 Oct 2013 |
At one end of the market large institutional investors are looking to access Asian infrastructure through separate accounts or independently; at the other, plenty of LPs are still looking to make fund commitments
GPs | 25 Sep 2013 |
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Join us at the 11th Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Australia and New Zealand Forum on 5-7 March at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney to find out how funds of varying size are raising capital, sourcing deals and exits, as well as all you need to know to effectively navigate Australasia's changing alternative asset landscape.
After a decade-long mining boom the economy is experiencing a loss of momentum and the resulting deal flow reduction and lack of value in the market means GPs are chasing many of the same acquisition targets. That said, the exit market is recovering with both IPOs and M&A activity picking up, and an increase in LPs appetite for the asset class, and the recent government change means that the industry is cautiously optimistic for the future and expecting a rise in activity over the next 12 months.
5-7 March 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney