Chinese investor Fosun International has purchased a 5% stake in UK-based travel agent Thomas Cook Group for GBP91.8 million ($138 million).
Europe | 09 Mar 2015 |
Hangzhou Ali Venture Capital, a VC subsidiary owned by Alibaba Group founders Jack Ma and Simon Xie, has acquired a RMB2.4billion ($383 million) stake in Chinese TV and movie producer Enlight Media.
Greater China | 05 Mar 2015 |
Accel Partners, and existing investor Matrix Capital, have together invested NZ$147.2 million ($111 million) in New Zealand-listed accounting software developer Xero.
Australasia | 25 Feb 2015 |
Southeast Asia and India-focused GP Creador has acquired a minority stake in PC Jeweller, a publicly-listed Indian jewellery retail chain, for INR1.35 billion ($21.7 million).
South Asia | 25 Feb 2015 |
Southeast Asia and India-focused GP Creador has paid INR1 billion ($16.2 million) for a minority stake in Ashiana Housing, a publicly-listed Indian property developer.
South Asia | 11 Feb 2015 |
Chinese private equity firm Heaven-Sent Capital has invested RMB200 million ($32 million) in Great Wall Movie and Television, a Shenzhen-listed television and movie producer.
Greater China | 11 Feb 2015 |
CITIC Private Equity has teamed up with Beijing Enterprises Water Group to acquire a majority stake in Jin Cai Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed cigarette packaging manufacturer that wants to enter the clean energy space.
Buyouts | 04 Feb 2015 |
Dodoca Information Technology, a Chinese enterprise mobile marketing solutions provider, will raise RMB222 million ($35 million) from investors including Shenzhen Capital Group and its mutual fund arm Hotland Innovation Asset Management.
Greater China | 03 Feb 2015 |
Special situations investor Clearwater Capital Partners has made a partial exit from Mumbai-listed diversified company Oricon Enterprises, selling a 2.9% stake via an open market trade.
South Asia | 30 Jan 2015 |
China Merchant Fund Management, an investment arm of China Merchants Bank, has subscribed to RMB420 million ($67 million) worth of convertible bonds issued by solar plant operator United Photovoltaics.
Greater China | 27 Jan 2015 |
RRJ Capital and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have agreed to subscribe to S$113.5 million ($85 million) in new shares issued by China Everbright Water, a Singapore-listed environmental protection and alternative energy business.
PIPEs | 21 Jan 2015 |
Yunfeng Capital and other investors have agreed to invest up to RMB10 billion ($1.6 billion) in Chinese drug maker Guangzhou Baiyushan Pharmaceutical Holdings.
Greater China | 14 Jan 2015 |
Chinese online retailer JD.com and its investor Tencent Holdings have formed strategic partnership with Bitauto, committing $1.55 billion in the auto e-commerce operator and its investment unit.
Greater China | 12 Jan 2015 |
L Capital Asia, is participating as a cornerstone investor in Greater China out-of-home advertising company Asiaray Media Group’s Hong Kong IPO, which is targeting up to HK$772.2 million ($99.5 million).
PIPEs | 05 Jan 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
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.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo