Singapore online property portal PropertyGuru has raised S$175 million ($129 million) from TPG Capital, Australia's Square Peg Capital, and Indonesian media company Emtek Group.
Southeast Asia | 09 Jun 2015 |
Rahul Yadav, the controversial CEO of VC-backed Indian property listing platform Housing.com, has said he will transfer all his shares in the company to its employees.
South Asia | 14 May 2015 |
Warburg Pincus plans to invest $125 million into a joint venture (JV) formed with Indonesian property developer Nirvana Development to build shopping malls in the country.
Southeast Asia | 16 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 |
Sequoia Capital has led a $60 million funding round for Wangzhu Corporation, an online construction services provider controlled by Chinese property developer Greentown Group.
Greater China | 09 Feb 2015 |
L Capital Asia, a PE firm sponsored by luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, has invested more than $100 million in a second round of funding for Sasseur Group, a Chinese outlet shopping mall developer.
Greater China | 23 Jan 2015 |
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has formed a joint venture with Chinese real estate developer Longfor Properties to invest in a mixed-used project in Jiangsu province, China.
Greater China | 13 Jan 2015 |
TPG Capital, PAG Asia Capital and their co-investor Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) have followed up their acquisition of DTZ, the property services arm of Australia-listed UGL, with the purchase of US-based Cassidy Turley.
Buyouts | 06 Jan 2015 |
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 Blackstone Group has bought General Electric's (GE) residential real estate business in Japan for JPY190 billion.
Real estate | 24 Nov 2014 |
TPG Capital-owned Australian poultry producer Inghams Enterprises has sold 31 properties to W.P. Carey, a US-based real estate investment trust, for A$157 million ($138 million).
Australasia | 17 Nov 2014 |
Shanghai Jin Jiang International, a Chinese hotel operator backed by Hony Capital, has agreed to buy Europe’s second-largest hotel group Louvre Hotels from US real estate investor Starwood Capital.
Greater China | 14 Nov 2014 |
ICICI Venture is being sued by a group of 69 non-resident Indian investors who are seeking $103 million in damages from over alleged losses from a property fund run by the GP.
South Asia | 29 Oct 2014 |
The Blackstone Group and Indian developer Embassy Property Developments have acquired a 73% stake in Bangalore-based project comprising the Four Seasons Hotel and a luxury home development from Goldman Sachs.
South Asia | 07 Oct 2014 |
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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