CVC Capital Partners has acquired a 50% stake in enterprise-focused Japanese telecommunications carrier Arteria Networks - a unit of Japanese conglomerate Marubeni - for $150 million.
North Asia | 28 Nov 2014 |
SummitView Capital has partnered with the Shanghai government to launch a RMB10 billion ($1.7 billion) private equity fund, which will invest in semiconductor manufacturers.
Greater China | 26 Nov 2014 |
Japanese mid-market buyout firm J-Star has acquired two new care providers - Nagoya-headquartered Nurse Call and Kanagawa-based Kairos & Company - within weeks of its 5x exit from similar business HCM Corporation.
North Asia | 13 Nov 2014 |
TPG Capital and PAG Asia Capital, together with co-investor Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), have completed their acquisition of DTZ, the property services arm of Australia-listed UGL, for an enterprise valuation of A$1.215 billion ($1.2 billion)....
Australasia | 06 Nov 2014 |
Japanese mid-market buyout firm J-Star has exited Tokyo-based healthcare service provider HCM Corporation to Alshok Group at an enterprise value of JPY8.88 billion ($78.7 million), generating a 5x cash multiple and a 60% IRR.
Exits | 03 Nov 2014 |
The Carlyle Group has crossed the halfway mark on its third Japan buyout fund, with approximately $600 million raised predominantly from domestic investors.
North Asia | 30 Oct 2014 |
Advent International has hired Dr Dahai Yu - the former president of Evonik China - as operating partner to cover its investments in the chemicals sector.
Greater China | 23 Oct 2014 |
Permira has exited its investment in Japanese agricultural chemicals maker Arysta LifeSciences to US chemicals firm Platform Specialty Products (PSP) for about $3.51 billion.
Europe | 21 Oct 2014 |
Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) has committed $50 million to Baring Private Equity Asia’s sixth pan-regional fund, which recently reached a first close of $3.2 billion.
LPs | 20 Oct 2014 |
Real and paper windfall for PE investors in Alibaba spurs exit environment; the latest round of fundraising for pan-regional mega vehicles draws to a close; growth capital dominates the investment numbers
Fundraising | 15 Oct 2014 |
Rajeev Gupta, formerly of The Carlyle Group, and Amol Jain, previously of TPG Capital, are launching a new PE fund that will focus on mid-market buyout opportunities in India.
South Asia | 15 Oct 2014 |
Just over a year ago, Navis Capital Partners bought Australian childcare services provider Guardian Early Learning from fellow PE investor Wolseley Private Equity for A$120 million ($110 million). The idea then was to anticipate the rise in the demand...
Buyouts | 15 Oct 2014 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has reached a $3.2 billion first close on its sixth pan-regional fund, exceeding its original target of $3 billion for the entire vehicle.
Fundraising | 14 Oct 2014 |
South Korean GP Hahn & Co – which was founded by Scott Hahn, formerly CIO of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) – has reached a first close of approximately $900 million on its second fund.
Fundraising | 14 Oct 2014 |
Chinese search giant Baidu has bought a controlling stake in Brazil-based Peixe Urbano, an online discount platform that has received several rounds of VC funding, for an undisclosed sum.
Technology | 10 Oct 2014 |
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As investor's confidence in the domestic economy is restored, Taiwan's private equity sector players are anticipating a long-awaited upswing in activity, especially with a more transparent and open regulatory environment to revive growth. Positive signals from the government include the new M&A regulation, which will add on protection of minority shareholders upon its launch. The National Development Fund has also injected billions of cash into local funds in an effort to support industrial innovation.
20 November 2014, The Westin Hotel, Taipei
With the empathic and historic victory of Narendra Modi at the recent elections in India, the market confidence has improved significantly. Until recently, India was mentioned in financial markets only in a negative light given the enormous potential and lack of delivery. Difficulties in exiting, arbitrary taxation and poor governance are just some of the chronic problems deterring investors.
Discover what repercussions the latest political developments will have on the private equity industry, the outlook for the next wave of fundraising, where GPs expect to source exits and the best way forward for existing and potential investors.
2-3 December 2014, Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai