Tiger Global has joined hedge fund SRS Partners in a $134 million stock placement for Chinese car rental service eHi Car Services.
Greater China | 26 May 2015 |
A fund managed by Gopher Asset Management, a unit of Chinese wealth management firm Noah Holdings, and Hillhouse Capital Management are among 13 cornerstone investors that have committed HK$14.7 million ($1.9 billion) to Huatai Securities’ Hong Kong...
PIPEs | 19 May 2015 |
China's Greenland Holding Group will buy a controlling stake in KKR-backed Chinese car dealership Rundong Auto for HKD1.55 billion ($200 million).
Greater China | 18 May 2015 |
KKR is betting that increasing the supply of safe, high quality chicken in China will stir nascent demand for the product – essentially following in the footsteps of the dairy industry and the PE firm’s previous investment in China Modern Dairy.
Expansion | 18 May 2015 |
A consortium led by Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, has acquired 81% of Hong Kong-listed brokerage Reorient Group.
Greater China | 15 May 2015 |
TPG Capital has sold its 20.37% stake in Indian non-banking finance company Shriram City Union Finance (SCUF) to Apax Partners. Based on the May 12 closing price of INR1,719, it was worth around INR23 billion ($360 million).
Exits | 14 May 2015 |
Australian resources-focused investor EMR Capital has served as cornerstone investor for listed mining company Highfield Resources' A$120 million ($101 million) share placement.
Industrials | 13 May 2015 |
GEMS, a natural resources-focused PE firm, has subscribed to a $20 million convertible bond issued by Primeline Energy Holdings (PEH) to support development of its East China Sea oil and gas interests.
Industrials | 12 May 2015 |
Tuniu, a US-listed Chinese online package tour provider, has agreed to raise $500 million through a private placement to e-commerce giant JD.com and several of its existing PE and VC backers.
PIPEs | 11 May 2015 |
April is barely 20 days old and the capital generated through share placements and sell-downs by PE investors is already at its third-highest quarterly level in two years. That’s what happens when public markets go into overdrive.
Exits | 22 Apr 2015
GIC Private, China Renaissance Capital Investment (CRCI) and GL Capital Group are among 26 investors subscribing to a HK$5 billion ($645 million) share placement by China Traditional Chinese Medicine (China TCM), intended to generate capital for acquisitions.
Expansion | 22 Apr 2015 |
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Indonesia's Pertamina Pension Fund have agreed to set up a joint venture private equity firm to invest in infrastructure and other projects in Indonesia.
Southeast Asia | 08 Apr 2015 |
Mandala Capital has invested INR1.1 billion ($17.9 million) in Sustainable Agro-commercial Finance (SAFL), a agriculture-focused non-banking financial company (NBFC) controlled by India's Jain Irrigation Systems (JISL).
South Asia | 02 Apr 2015 |
IDFC Alternatives has agreed to buy a 23.5% stake in ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC) for INR4.26 billion ($68.5 million). The purchase will be made through the India Infrastructure Fund II.
South Asia | 02 Apr 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