IT infrastructure services provider NxtGen Technology has raised $13.5 million in Series B funding from International Finance Corporation (IFC), Axon Partners Group and Intel Capital.
South Asia | 02 Jul 2015 |
The fact that the US needs to improve much of its public infrastructure is undisputed. But the fragmented nature of the market and politicization of deals still leave private investors frustrated
Infrastructure | 01 Jul 2015
Partners Group has led a A$450 million ($347 million) investment in Australia's Ararat Wind Farm project, alongside General Electric (GE), Renewable Energy Systems (RES), and Canadian pension fund OPTrust.
Australasia | 26 Jun 2015 |
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has committed $35 million to infrastructure finance firm PTC India Financial Services (PFS).
South Asia | 18 Jun 2015 |
Australia's Future Fund has led a $40 million investment in Indian Solar power company Applied Solar Technologies (AST). Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), Capricorn Investment Group and the International Finance Corp. (IFC) also participated.
Cleantech | 09 Jun 2015 |
CIC Capital, an overseas direct investment arm of sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation (CIC), has begun operations and could have in excess of $40 billion put at its disposal.
Greater China | 22 May 2015 |
A consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) has agreed to buy Crown Castle International’s Australia telecom towers business for A$2 billion ($1.6 billion) in cash.
Infrastructure | 15 May 2015 |
Having promised a massive increase in infrastructure spending, Indonesia’s government wants foreign investors to help move projects along. Private equity players see opportunities, but also risks
Infrastructure | 06 May 2015 |
Tokyo-based private equity firm Integral Corp. has reached an agreement with local airline operator ANA Holdings to invest JPY18 billion ($150 million) in ailing Japanese carrier Skymark.
North Asia | 23 Apr 2015 |
Southeast Asia infrastructure investor CapAsia has sold its stake in Malaysia’s Cheras-Kajang Highway to a joint venture between Taliworks Corp. and Employees Provident Fund for MYR80 million ($21.9 million).
Exits | 08 Apr 2015 |
Allegro Funds has agreed to buy a 100% stake in Australian railway company Great Southern Rail (GSR) from its UK parent Serco.
Australasia | 31 Mar 2015 |
China Minsheng Investment, a private equity firm set up last year by the former head of China Minsheng Banking Corporation, will lead a $5 billion investment in an Indonesian industrial park.
Infrastructure | 30 Mar 2015 |
Bain Capital Partners is set to acquire Japan Wind Development (JWD) - a leading Japanese wind farm developer - in a JPY9.7 billion ($80 million) take-private transaction.
North Asia | 23 Mar 2015 |
Australian fund manager IFM Investors has agreed to pay $5.7 billion for a 66-year concession on a US toll road that crosses northern Indiana. It filed for bankruptcy last year due to heavy debts and low traffic volumes.
Infrastructure | 12 Mar 2015 |
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South Korea continues to solidify its position as a premier destination for Asian private equity and venture capital investments. In 2014, nearly US$11 billion was invested into South Korean companies with exits topping US$8 billion, the highest return figures in the last 10 years. It is easy to see why international and domestic GP's hold South Korea in high regard, being one of few Asian destinations where large leveraged buyouts are possible.
Venture capital is also gaining momentum as the Park Geun Hye-led government continues to advance on initiatives to promote innovation and foster SMEs. With capital inflows and creative input from local and international VCs, South Korea is living up to its reputation as a flourishing venture ecosystem as we witness the rise of angel consortia, accelerators, and local offices for established VC funds.
This intensive and highly focused event will provide front row seats into one of Asia's most vibrant private equity markets. Key players will share their views on private equity and venture capital in Korea, Asia and beyond.
15 September 2015, South Korea- Westin Chosun, Seoul
There is a feeling that now is a shrewd time to invest in Japan and take advantage of the favourable conditions for private equity. Valuations are low compared with the rest of Asia and strategic buyers and the IPO market are providing an attractive route for exits. There are also signs that corporate Japan is slowly coming around to engaging PE as a potential buyer for non-core assets and recent developments at the GPIF suggest that PE will be under strong consideration for allocations from pension funds in the near future as well as regional banks committing to the asset class right now.
The macro concerns that have been present for many years still remain in terms of low growth and currency depreciation but these are encouraging times for fund managers looking to both raise capital from Japanese LPs and make investments.
25-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo