Plenty of Chinese high net worth individuals want to sell LP interests in renminbi funds. Local and foreign secondaries managers would like to take advantage, but they are held back by an...
Secondaries | 24 Jun 2015
The message has always been: Look at what’s happening in the US and Europe to get an idea of what is likely to happen in Asia. The follow-up question: Okay, but when? The answer: Soon, but not yet.
Secondaries | 09 Jun 2015
J.P. Morgan Asset Management has acquired Canaan Partners’ India venture capital portfolio through a secondary transaction said to be worth around $200 million.
Secondaries | 29 Apr 2015 |
Lexington Partners reached a final close on its eighth global secondaries fund at the hard cap of $10.1 billion. It is the largest dedicated secondaries vehicle ever raised.
Secondaries | 22 Apr 2015 |
All the talk of a swath of GP restructurings in Asia has yet to become reality. As India and China funds raised during the heady times inch closer to the 10-year mark, are we about to see a breakthrough?
Secondaries | 25 Mar 2015 |
Is the spirit of romance ebbing away in Japan? Naoki Sawano, president of bridal jewelry specialist Primo Japan, suggested as much a couple of years ago. He held a trend among young people “to think of the proposal and the engagement ring as two separate...
Buyouts | 04 Feb 2015
North Asia-focused GP The Longreach Group has acquired Primo Japan from Baring Private Equity Asia, with a view to expanding the bridal jewelry specialist into mainland China.
Buyouts | 02 Feb 2015 |
Jafco has exited Meiko Shokai, a Japanese manufacturer of document shredders, to turnaround specialist Japan Industrial Solutions (JIS) for an undisclosed sum.
North Asia | 07 Jan 2015 |
Morrison & Co, an investment manager of New Zealand-listed infrastructure fund Infratil, has been looking into Australian retirement village space for a while. In early 2014, it approached RetireAustralia, the country’s fourth-largest player, as a potential...
Real estate | 07 Jan 2015
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super) and infrastructure investor Infratil have bought retirement village operator RetireAustralia for A$640.2 million ($521 million) from J.P. Morgan Special Opportunities Group and Morgan Stanley Real Estate.
Buyouts | 02 Jan 2015 |
The Carlyle Group has acquired a 54.85% stake in India-based publishing and technical services provider Newgen KnowledgeWorks for $32.8 million via a secondary transaction. This is the second time it has invested in the company.
Buyouts | 09 Dec 2014 |
India has yet to fulfil its potential as a direct secondaries market as buyers and sellers fail to agree on valuations. A revival in investor sentiment hasn’t helped matters, but patience may eventually pay off
Secondaries | 03 Dec 2014 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has agreed to buy Japan-based Bushu Pharmaceuticals from Tokio Marine Capital at an enterprise valuation of JPY77.3 billion ($670 million).
Exits | 17 Nov 2014 |
Japanese investor J-Star has exited Burn Holdings, a local repair business that primarily serves property developers, to Shinsei Corporate Investment and Creation Capital. The gross return multiple is said to be 8x.
Exits | 29 Sep 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