Country fund stars, China VCs make their mark on fundraising; the trade sale spike won't be sustained and the IPO surge may falter too; South Korean buyouts continue to create headlines...
Fundraising | 16 Apr 2014 |
Jiangyin Zhongnan Heavy Industries, a Chinese steel equipment manufacturer, and ZEG Capital, an investment arm of China Zhongzhi Enterprise Group, want to raise up to RMB3 billion ($483 million) for a media-focused buyout fund.
Greater China | 11 Apr 2014 |
Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) has exited electrical component manufacturer Yutaka Electric to GlassOne, a manufacturer of touch screen panels for tablets and smart phones.
North Asia | 08 Apr 2014 |
Michael Chae, head of international private equity at The Blackstone Group, will move back to New York after a four-year stint in Hong Kong.
People | 07 Apr 2014 |
Baring Private Equity Asia will seek to raise around $3 billion for its sixth pan-regional fund, its largest vehicle to date.
Fundraising | 03 Apr 2014 |
A consortium led by Hopu Investments will take a minority position in an agribusiness joint venture being set up by Chinese agricultural conglomerate COFCO Corporation and Noble Group, an agriculture and energy supply chain manager.
Buyout | 02 Apr 2014 |
Blue Star Group, an Australian printing and communications specialist owned by Wolseley Private Equity, has agreed to merge with Independent Print Media Group (IPMG) to form the country’s largest printing company.
Industrials | 02 Apr 2014 |
CHAMP Private Equity has secured $300 million in cross-border financing from GE Capital International for Accolade Wines, the firm behind mass-market brands such as Hardys and Banrock Station.
Australasia | 27 Mar 2014 |
Nord Anglia Education, a school operator controlled by Baring Private Equity Asia, saw its shares close up 12.5% on the first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. This followed an IPO that raised $304 million.
Exits | 27 Mar 2014 |
What has become of the mid-market GP in Asia? If there is one area of the fundraising landscape that has hollowed out in the last year or so, this is it, giving credence to the notion of bifurcation.
Buyout | 26 Mar 2014
EQT Partners has confirmed its acquisition of Australian radiology provider I-Med Network Radiology alongside Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec of Canada and Singapore's GIC Private.
Healthcare | 25 Mar 2014 |
CVC Capital Partners has received $100 million in commitments from Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) for its fourth Asia fund, which is expected to close above its $3.5 billion hard cap.
Fundraising | 24 Mar 2014 |
Japanese railway and hotel operator Seibu Holdings is targeting a JPY186 billion ($1.8 billion) IPO in Tokyo next month, potentially ending a three-year battle between the management and shareholder Cerberus Capital Management.
Buyout | 20 Mar 2014 |
When CITIC Capital Partners joined Audax Group in acquiring Elgin Equipment, its brief was to re-position the clean coal equipment business from low-growth America to high-growth China
Buyout | 19 Mar 2014 |
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