A group of private equity investors including KKR is set to buy Korean e-commerce mobile app Ticket Monster from US-based Groupon in a deal that could value the company as highly as $800 million.
North Asia | 15 Apr 2015 |
Singapore's Temasek Holdings has completed its acquisition of SVB India Finance for INR3 billion ($48 million) and renamed the company. It will now be known as InnoVen Capital India.
South Asia | 15 Apr 2015 |
Nothing is off limits now when LPs are conducting due diligence on private equity firms as investors respond to issues such as regulatory change, according to Rodney Muse, co-founder and managing partner of Navis Capital Partners.
Southeast Asia | 02 Apr 2015 |
Catapult Partners has invested in Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) in support of a management buyout (MBO) of the company.
Australasia | 26 Mar 2015 |
For a long time the UK and Australia operations of US wine giant Constellation Brands had been a drain on the parent company. Nevertheless, CHAMP Private Equity saw the potential for a category leader
Australasia | 25 Mar 2015 |
TPG Capital has appointed Zubin Irani, previously of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), as a managing director within its Asia Pacific operations group.
People | 23 Mar 2015 |
South Korea-focused GP Hahn & Co. is set to make a partial exit from electronics manufacturer Cowell e Holdings as the company seeks to raise up to HK$1.19 billion ($153 million) through its Hong Kong IPO.
Exits | 19 Mar 2015 |
RRJ Capital has made a US regulatory filing for its third China and Southeast Asia-focused fund, indicating that $762 million has been committed by LPs so far. This does not necessarily reflect the full extent of the GP’s fundraising efforts.
Fundraising | 17 Mar 2015 |
Bain Capital is preparing to launch its third Asian fund with a target of $2.5 billion and a hard cap of $3 billion.
Fundraising | 11 Mar 2015 |
Baring Private Equity Asia has closed its sixth fund at $3.98 billion. CEO Jean Eric Salata explains how the firm has sized up to raise its largest-ever vehicle, and where he expects to deploy the capital
Fundraising | 11 Mar 2015
Australian GP Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has agreed to acquire Pinnacle, the Sydney-headquartered bakery unit of Irish food giant Kerry Group.
Consumer | 09 Mar 2015 |
TPG Capital has reached a first close of $6.5 billion on its latest global fund. The vehicle, which was formally launched last October, has a target of $8 billion and a hard cap of $10 billion.
Fundraising | 04 Mar 2015 |
Bain Capital has launched a takeover bid for Tokyo-listed Yukiguni Maitake, a troubled Japanese mushroom producer, for as much JPY9.5 billion ($79.1 million).
Buyout | 24 Feb 2015 |
TPG Capital and Northstar Pacific Partners have made another partial exit from Indonesian lender Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional (BTPN), selling a 17.5% stake to Japan's Sumitomo Corp. for IDR5.93 trillion ($461.8 million)
Southeast Asia | 23 Feb 2015 |
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In 2015, China is expected to experience a "new normal of growth". For private equity investors, China's new stage of growth represents huge opportunities: an increase of 270% in online consumption, the reform of over a hundred sovereign-owned enterprises, trillion-dollar investments into overseas infrastructure projects, the rising entrance of young entrepreneurs, and many more.
To be held on 28 and 29 May, the 14th annual AVCJ China Forum 2015 in Beijing will feature these exciting topics and bring together top-notch speakers from across the world.Join the premium industrial gathering of over 300 private equity professionals, regulators and senior executives for two days of mind-provoking discussions, networking and more.
28-29 May 2015, China World Summit Wing,Beijing
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.
245-26 June 2015, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo