Japanese e-commerce company Mercari has agreed to acquire domestic competitor Zawatt, setting up an exit for a number of venture capital backers.
Chinese search giant Baidu has acquired Beijing-based Raven Tech, an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up backed by several VC investors, for an undisclosed sum.
Huimin, a Chinese B2B e-commerce platform that focuses on small-scale supermarkets, has acquired a controlling stake at Beequick, a snack food delivery app backed by several VC investors.
Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Far EasTone Telecommunications have withdrawn their bid for Taiwan cable TV operator China Network Systems (CNS) after the deal became bogged down by regulatory reviews.
Shaw Kwei & Partners has agreed to sell YongLe Tape – a Chinese PVC adhesive tape manufacturer that it privatized in 2012 – to Avery Dennison for $190 million, with additional earn-outs of up to $55 million.
German healthcare services and equipment provider Fresenius Medical Care has agreed to take control of Australia’s Cura Group, a hospital operator backed by Intermediate Capital Group (ICG).
Chinese mobile news reading app Toutiao has acquired Flipagram, a US-based video sharing app backed by several VC investors, for an undisclosed amount.
Japan-based Advantage Partners has agreed to sell its controlling stake in GTA TeleGuam, the principal telecommunications provider on the US island of Guam, to US-based family office Huntsman Family Investments (HFI).
ISigma, a mid-size buyout firm controlled by trading and investment conglomerate Marubeni, has exited its 100% stake in Japanese food and beverage company Sweet Style to Mitsuuroko Group.
French electronic payment service provider Ingenico has agreed to buy TechProcess, an Indian developer of online and mobile payment services backed by several VC investors.
Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL) will exit US-listed MoneyGram following an agreement to merge the money-transfer services provider with Ant Financial, a PE-backed online financial services affiliate of Alibaba Group, in a deal that values the business at...
New Zealand-based audio equipment and technology developer Phitek Systems has been sold to a US strategic buyer, providing an exit for a number of domestic VC investors.
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AMC Entertainment, the US theatre chain controlled by China’s Dalian Wanda Group, will acquire Stockholm-based Nordic Cinema Group from PE firm Bridgepoint and Swidesh media group Bonnier Holding for SEK8.25 billion ($929 million).
New Zealand’s Pencarrow Private Equity has sold 100% of domestic tea and coffee company BrewGroup to Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), a Netherlands-based beverages group active in more than 100 countries.
Warburg Pincus has invested INR8.2 billion ($120 million) for a 14% stake in Indian listed film and retail entertainment company PVR, providing a partial exit for Multiples Alternative Asset Management.
CVC Capital Partners has agreed to sell Chinese quick service restaurant operator Da Niang Dumpling Holdings to domestic hotel operator GreenTree Inns.
Beijing Shiji Information Technology, a big data services provider for hotels, has acquired a majority stake in US-based ReviewPro, a VC-backed company with a suite of complementary products.
The China-CEE Fund, which is backed by China Exim Bank and invests in Central and Eastern Europe, has agreed to buy Hungarian fixed line telecom and broadband internet provider Invitel Group for an enterprise valuation of EUR202 million ($214 million).
Japan-based Polaris Capital has sold its 100% stake in domestic electronics supplier Clean Surface Technology (CST) to coal mining company Mitsui Matsushima for JPY4 billion ($35 million).
CDH Investments has acquired a 36% stake in Ednovation, a Singapore-based operator of pre-schools in Southeast Asia and China, from Tembusu Partners in a deal said to be worth more than S$50 million ($35 million).
Apax Partners has sold a 48% stake in GlobalLogic, an IT outsourcing company founded by several Indian entrepreneurs and which continues to have a sizeable presence in the country, to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).
Sun Capital Partners has exited Lexington Home Brands, a US-based manufacturer of residential and contract furnishings, to Shenzhen-listed Luolai Lifestyle Technology and Chinese PE firm Yixing Capital.
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